Pictures: James Weir and RoShaun Williams training with Man United’s first team

Pictures: James Weir and RoShaun Williams training with Man United’s first team

Louis van Gaal‘s wafer thin squad has given a whole host of youngsters opportunities with the first-team this season.

Another who is pushing for his Manchester United debut is 17-year-old RoShaun Williams. The defender was on the bench for the 1-1 draw with West Ham United a few weeks ago and he’s been training with the first-team ahead of Tottenham Hotspur, alongside fellow youngster James Weir.

Weir, 20, made his debut with a cameo against Arsenal but neither player has had a major role in a senior game thus far. Could the match at White Hart Lane be an opportunity for that this weekend?


Weir has been our U21s captain and richly deserves the recognition he gets because I see him as a Mr. Dependable. A player who you can rely on to give you a 7/10 performance and every squad needs those sort of players.

As for Williams, he’s an excellent defensive prospect and he would have been buoyed by the breakthrough of Timothy Fosu-Mensah. I have every confidence Williams has the potential to be a top player for United because he’s a natural leader and those are hard to come by, plus he’s a mint defender which always helps.


Will either get any minutes against Spurs? That depends largely on whether injuries open up more opportunities they can take but I don’t think they will get them at White Hart Lane because we’ve got a lot of senior players returning from injury. However, they richly deserve to get their chances soon and I’m looking forward to when they do.

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