Manchester United set up a fourth-round FA Cup date with either Watford or Tranmere Rovers after beating Wolves 1-0 at Old Trafford.
Juan Mata scored the only goal of the contest, firing home in the 67th minute to settle a pretty drab cup tie.
Wolves never really got going. Nuno Espirito Santo’s men were playing their 38th game of an exhausting season and it showed.
For large parts, they looked lethargic and jaded, with Manchester United proving worthy winners in the end.
One man who was instrumental for United was young defender Brandon Williams. Although the two games against Wolves were poor, the teenager stifled the threat of Adama Traore not once but twice.
The 19-year-old looks like being the next young talent out of the United academy to make a real impact on the first-team.
Last night he showed tremendous strength and maturity to keep Traore at bay and he looks set for a bright future.
United fans were quick to take to Twitter to speak of the youngster’s display. They were blown away by his latest showing and surely international honours will beckon at some point.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has used him sporadically so far but he looks destined to be a first-team regular eventually.
Here is a selection of tweets regarding the performance of Wiliams against Wolves:
— Garj420 (@Gar52832321) January 16, 2020
#BrandonWilliams is pure RED. class LB, improves at every given opportunity. The future is bright.
— MUFC (@5MYTHY) January 16, 2020
Brandon Williams… remember the name. #MUFC
— International Bry (@Bry_Kimatia) January 16, 2020
Is no one talking about the fact that Brandon Williams has had Adama Traore in his pocket twice in a week now because he’s a Utd player? #leftbacksolved
— Lee (@LeeR_07) January 16, 2020
To fully appreciate William's and AWB last night adama traore only really had much success when he cut inside and made those mental runs of his across towards the centre of the field away from our full backs both really impressive again last night
— Trev UTID 🔰🇾🇪 (@knaggsy097) January 16, 2020
The boy is a soldier. Brandon Williams is a Mourinho kinda player 💪🏿💪🏿💪🏿💪🏿
— brownn suggar 🕙 (@sugarmartian) January 16, 2020
Brandon Williams is so good they preferred Traore with Wan Bissaka. Lesser Evil. #MUNWOL
— Sadiq Zaku (@LegalSadiq) January 16, 2020
Brandon Williams is the real deal.
— ᎥᎠbᎪᏁᏦs (@banks_id) January 16, 2020
Can we all just take a minute to give Brandon Williams a round of applause 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼#MUFC
— Aoife 'FIFA' Turner (@AoifeTurner) January 15, 2020
Brandon Williams is a player
— Adam McCrea (@adammccrea10) January 16, 2020
Not one to get carried away with players but Brandon Williams is what United should be about and he appears to 'get it' . So excited to see how he progresses, fast becoming a fan favourite.
— Luke Clark (@LukeClark1) January 16, 2020