Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Reveals What He Told Brandon Williams Ahead of First Premier League Start

​Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was full of praise for young left-back Brandon Williams, who made his first Premier League start in Sunday's 3-1 win over Brighton and Hove Albion.

The 19-year-old had started in both the Europa League and Carabao Cup but, after impressing in those competitions, he was given his first league start against Brighton. Williams looked at home in the senior side and was given a rapturous applause when he left the field in stoppage time.

Speaking after the game (via ​Manchester Evening News), Solskjaer revealed that Williams had been looking forward to the opportunity, and his performances have now given Solskjaer a tough decision to make when selecting his team.

"Brandon was excellent," Solskjaer said. "He's played well before, but first start at Old Trafford in a ​Premier League game, you don't know how he's going to react.

"But he was looking forward to it. I told him on Thursday just look forward to this one, I thought it was more fair to him when he's playing his first game that he didn't play on Thursday, so excellent performance.

"He's done nothing wrong since he's come in and making it hard for me [to leave him out], definitely. He's really, really impressed me, I have to say. He's making it hard to leave him out."

Alongside Williams, the young trio of ​Marcus Rashford​Anthony Martial and Daniel James were all hugely impressive in the win, and Solskjaer claimed that his faith in young players certainly paid off against ​Brighton.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

"Quite a few of the fans that have been here, young boys maybe, have been here thinking, 'I want to be like Williams, I want to be like Martial, I want to be like Rashford'," he added.

"But these are young boys as well so it's still going to be ups and downs and today was definitely a game you start on front foot, get your confidence and then it's 'how many are we gonna get?'"


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Source : 90min