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Brandon Williams on Solskjær and rivalry with Luke Shaw

Brandon Williams was introduced to the first time early on in the season after Luke Shaw suffered a muscle injury and hasn’t looked back since.

He accepted Solskjær challenge without fear and tenaciously to become a mainstay in United’s starting eleven.

Williams is full of praise for Solskjær, who he credits for his rapid rise.

“Ole is always there for me,” Williams says.

“He’s always telling me what I need to improve on, not letting me go in after training to work on things that I need to improve on.

“He’s always there when I need an arm around the shoulder or when I need the praise and also when I need to be told something that I need to work on.”

The young full-back had made a case for being United’s first choice left-back but Shaw earlier said that he ‘relishes the challenge’ from United’s most recent academy graduate to become a part of the first team.

Ashley Young’s departure in January meant that there is less competition on the left side. The pair have played together at times in a 3-5-2 formation, with Shaw as the left-sided central defender but both will be wanting to make the left-back position their own.

“We don’t really think about it too much,” Williams adds.

“We just know there’s a challenge there and we both push each other to make ourselves the best possible players as we can.

“We’ve been playing with each other a few times now so we’re getting that good connection.”

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