Brandon Williams has talked up the skills of Manchester United teenager Teden Mengi, believing he can emulate stars like Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford by turning into a primary group common.
Mengi, 18, has been indefinitely promoted into the United senior squad this season, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer an enormous admirer. The centre-back captained United’s Beneath-18s to the semi-finals of the FA Youth Cup and in addition shone for the Beneath-23s regardless of being simply 17 on the time.
Williams, whose main breakthrough got here final season when handed an opportunity within the cup competitions, believes the stage is about for Mengi to make a mark at first-team degree. He believes the younger centre-back is doing all the appropriate issues to develop.
“Teden has helped himself as nicely by speaking to everyone, the extra you talk the extra you get to know any individual,” Williams advised United’s official web site.
“It’s a lot simpler to enter a gaggle and keep within the shadows and simply watch all the pieces, however Teden will get concerned and that’s made it simpler for him.
“There’s clearly me and Mason and all the opposite boys who’ve been right here for a really very long time and we’re a gaggle and a group. Everybody is aware of what everybody has been by means of at this membership and what it takes to get into the primary group and is aware of what onerous work everybody has put in.”
Williams believes it is all the way down to him, Rashford, Greenwood and Jesse Lingard to be the standard-bearers for children coming by means of, like Mengi.
“I do know what Teden has executed all through the years and the likes of Marcus and Jesse as nicely,” he added.
“We’re attempting to maintain it going and we’re function fashions for the gamers who’re under us within the youthful ages within the Academy and Marcus and Jesse are the youthful function fashions for us who’ve executed it and who we glance to.”