In an exciting development at Carrington, Manchester United’s first team training session welcomed a promising young talent, Ethan Williams, ahead of their clash with Brighton.
While the spotlight has been on Rasmus Hojlund’s £64 million arrival, another rising star, winger Ethan Williams, captured attention during the training session. The 17-year-old has been making waves with impressive performances for the academy sides this season.
Williams seamlessly integrated into the first-team drills under the watchful eye of manager Erik ten Hag. This isn’t his maiden voyage with the senior squad, as young talents often get the call-up, especially during injury crises.
What sets Ethan Williams apart is Manchester United’s current dearth of wide options. The versatile teenager can operate effectively on both the left and right flanks, adding a potent set-piece threat to his repertoire.
His season’s track record speaks volumes, having notched three goals and contributed two assists in just five appearances across under-18 and under-21 competitions.
Ten Hag’s keen eye for academy talent was evident as Williams was joined by a group of promising young players, including James Nolan, Willy Kambwala, and Shola Shoretire.
With an upcoming Carabao Cup fixture against Crystal Palace on the horizon, the opportunity for rotation and blooding young talents beckons. Notably, regular first-team training participants Hannibal Mejbri and Dan Gore also showcased their skills in the recent session.