Patrice Evra claims he was the one who convinced Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to start playing Brandon Williams.
Former Manchester United left-back Patrice Evra has revealed that he played a significant role in helping Brandon Williams get into the Manchester United first team.
The 19-year old has not looked back ever since making his debut back in September against Rochdale.
Williams has emerged as regular starter under manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer who has made several tactical changes to include the left-back in the starting XI. So far, he has made 22 appearances for Manchester United across all competitions.
And Evra, who spent six glorious years at Old Trafford, says he deserves much of the credit for the young Englishman’s emergence. Speaking to Copa90, he said:
“I was watching it [a video about Brandon] and was like ‘Wow, he has got something I really love’. So, I saw him, and he was tough. And after the training session, I went with the first-team and I saw Ole. I said, ‘Ole, do you know about that kid Brandon Williams?’
‘Yeah, they say he is good.’
“I said, ‘Trust me Ole, since I left I can see he can play at left-back.’ I said, ‘Please give him a chance’.”