RoShaun Williams once again trained with Manchester United’s first-team and continues to get a taste of what it is like to be part of the senior squad.
Williams, 17, was named on Man United’s bench against West Ham United on Sunday and may well keep his place there for the Liverpool game this week depending on who is available from injury.
He’s a very exciting prospect who has always played ahead of those around him in terms of development. He broke into the U18s as an U15s squad member and made his U21s debut as a 16-year-old, now he’s on the verge of a first-team debut at the age of 17.
Undoubtedly one of his best assets as a defender is his pace. He’s run the 100m in 10.99 seconds and that’s without doing any sort of athletic training, simply by playing football. Fast, powerful and smart defenders are hard to come by but Williams has all those assets in abundance.
He’s also a real defensive leader. Last season he was our U18s captain and steered them to go over 500 minutes without conceding a single goal through a string of excellent performances which have in turn earned him his chances with the U21s and now the first-team.
I’m excited to see how Williams develops over the next 24 months and he’s certainly one to watch.