Brandon Williams has become the bad boy Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been looking for in his Manchester United side.
The Norwegian has been trying to help his side rediscover the traditions and heritage of a club that appears to have lost its way.
Go back as far as you can United have always had the kind of player that liked to mix it up. Call them a bad boy or a tough nut there has always been one.
A Stiles, a Robson, an Ince or a Keane.
But nobody of late has had anywhere near the tenacity to take an opponent to task in the way any of those players of old have.
Not until now anyway, introducing Solskjaer’s latest academy prospect, 19-year-old Brandon Williams.
He had no qualms about helping Hudson Odi off the field.
Don't forget Brandon Williams sent Hudson Odoi back to Russia pic.twitter.com/VpBSacCmtN
— Omega Gamer (@ImOmegaGamer) October 31, 2019
Or even going toe to toe with Brighton’s Maupay.
Brandon Williams having Maupay on ropes is the best thing you’ll see all day 😍 pic.twitter.com/eYmCwsAnkr
— ForeverUtd (@ForeverUtd4) November 10, 2019
Solskjaer is full of praise for the youngster and thinks he will be hard to displace form the team given his recent performances.
Speaking to the clubs official website, manutd.com, he said:
“He’s really, really impressed me, I have to say, he’s making it hard to leave him out.”
The fans, however, are not just happy with his performances, they are happy with his no-nonsense style of manhandling the opposition.
• Cousin to Zelfa Barrett [23-1 champion boxer]
• Headbutted Accrington Stanley's captain in a pre-season friendly
• Squared up to De Wit on European debut
• Man-handled Hudson-Odoi on Cup debut
• Squared up to Maupay on first League start
Bad boy. 🥊 pic.twitter.com/xQhDyN8lAs
— ً (@utdrobbo) November 12, 2019