Manchester United left-back Brandon Williams says he wants to “repay the trust” shown in him by manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after extending his contract until 2024.
Having not even made the squad for the pre-season tour of Australia and Asia, the 19-year-old has gone on to enjoy an impressive breakthrough campaign at Old Trafford.
Academy graduate Williams has made 33 first-team appearances since making his debut off the bench in September’s Carabao Cup clash against Rochdale.
The left-back signed a deal until at least 2022 in October, but his continued progress has seen him rewarded with a deal until 2024 with the option of a further year.
Speaking to United’s official website, Englishman Williams expressed his delight at agreeing the new terms.
“Signing this contract is another really proud moment for myself and my family,” he said. “Having been at Manchester United since I was seven years old, it’s genuinely a dream come true to be playing in the first team
“It has taken a huge amount of hard work to reach this point and it has been really special for me to break through into the squad.
“I’ve learned a lot throughout the season from the manager, his coaching staff and my team-mates and I want to repay the trust that they have all shown in me.
“I know that everyone at the club is working really hard every day to achieve success in the coming years and I am really excited to be a part of that.”
SOLSKJAER DELIGHTED WITH WILLIAMS EXTENSION
Solskjaer expressed his own excitement at watching the teenager blossom into a vital part of his side’s plans.
“Brandon has had an excellent first season, so we are delighted that he has signed a new contract,” the manager said. “This new deal is a real testament to his hard work and the progress that he has made since his debut.
“Brandon never looked back after stepping up from the Academy and, having come all the way through the system, he understands what it means to play for Manchester United.
“He has all of the attributes required to be a member of this exciting young squad. He will continue to learn every day in training and we look forward to watching him develop over the coming seasons.”
Williams is the second United player to extend his contract in recent weeks, after midfielder Scott McTominay did so.
Williams is in the squad for the Red Devils’ Europa League last-16 second leg against LASK Linz on Wednesday.
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