Williams continues to go from strength to strength after breaking into the United side this season, performing strongly in the 1-0 FA Cup third-round replay victory over Wolves.
The 19-year-old did not even travel on United’s first team pre-season tour in the summer, though made the most of his chances after an injury to Luke Shaw and amid current speculation linking Ashley Young with a departure.
Neville, a former homegrown United full-back himself of course, took to Twitter to laud Williams with a rather amusing metaphor.
“I like Brandon Williams,” he wrote.
“What I like about him specifically is he has that look in his eye of someone that would eat his opponents nose to win the match. Keep going kid! Oh he can play football too [sic], which is always a bonus.”
I like Brandon Williams. What I like about him specifically is he has that look in his eye of someone that would eat his opponents nose to win the match. Keep going kid! Oh he can play football to which is always a bonus 👍🏻
— Gary Neville (@GNev2) January 16, 2020
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has also been full of praise for Williams since he broke into the United first team.
After United’s win over Burnley on December 28, the Norwegian said: “He’s never let us down.
“He’s a top young kid, never fazed, he’s got a great attitude, confident, he can go forward, defend, he’s brave, he’s got everything a Man United kid should have.
“That’s why he’s playing, you’re never scared of putting Brandon in any type of game.”