Man Utd news: Brandon Williams has named the best player he has played alongside, and it is not his Red Devils teammate Cristiano Ronaldo.
Williams is a Man Utd academy graduate who has made 50 appearances so far for the club’s senior squad. The 22-year-old made his Man Utd senior team debut in September 2019.
Williams featured in 36 games for Man Utd in the 2019/20 season and made 14 appearances in the 2020/21 season. He spent the 21/22 season at Norwich City, on loan from Man Utd. During his time at the Canaries, Williams played in 29 games for the club.
After his season-long spell at Norwich, Williams has returned to Man Utd but has not made any appearances for the Red Devils this season.
Man Utd news: Brandon Williams names Juan Mata as the best player he has played alongside
Williams took his former teammate Juan Mata’s name when asked to name the best player he has played alongside.
Williams heaped praise on Mata, describing him as ‘a magician on the ball’. The young left-back also praised Mata’s behavior off the pitch.
“I’d probably say Juan Mata because he’s a magician on the ball,” Williams told GOAL. “He takes control of games in the way he plays.”
He added: “He’s a good guy off the pitch as well – he speaks to us and he helps us.”
Meanwhile, Mata was a Man Utd player for eight and a half seasons. The Spaniard joined Man Utd from Chelsea in January 2014.
Mata made 285 appearances for Man Utd during his time at the Old Trafford outfit. He also scored 51 goals for the club during that period.
Mata also won the Europa League, FA Cup, FA Community Shield, and EFL Cup once each during his stay at Man Utd.
Mata left Man Utd at the end of last season following the expiry of his contract with the Premier League side. He joined Galatasaray S.K. earlier this month on a free transfer. Mata has signed a one-year contract with the Turkish side, with the option for a further year.
Meanwhile, Man Utd sit fifth in the Premier League points table with 12 points from their first six fixtures. The Red Devils had lost their first two games in the PL 22/23 season, but have won the four games they have played since in the English top-flight.