Ro-Shaun Williams has been pictured training with the Manchester United squad ahead of their Premier League encounter with Stoke City on Sunday.
The 18-year-old was included in Louis van Gaal‘s match-day squad for last season’s Europa League contest with Liverpool at Old Trafford, but is yet to feature in the first team.
Williams, a highly rated defender, made his first appearance for the U21s at the age of 16, establishing himself as a powerful, vocal component to the side’s back four.
The Englishman was seen working hard at Carrington after receiving a well-deserved call up to train with the seniors.
Williams is by no means your conventional centre-back. This is a player who hallmarks his game with blistering pace and calculated control on the ball, as opposed to brute strength and force. He famously smashed his former school’s 25-year-old 100m record, beating Olympic gold medalist Darren Campbell’s previous best with a time of 10.99 seconds. Anyone who has seen the youngster in the flesh always points out his frightening speed above anything else.
Some individuals morph into outstanding physical specimens from a remarkably early age, and Williams is no exception. A notoriously vocal attitude on the pitch perfectly aligns with his rip-roaring approach, and United fans will be hopeful to see the youngster emerge as a first team regular in the coming years.