Teenager Wil­liams hailed by United boss Ole

The Press and Journal (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire) - - SPORT -

Ole Gun­nar Sol­sk­jaer lauded man-of-the­match Bran­don Wil­liams af­ter the teenager helped Manch­ester United edge past Par­ti­zan Bel­grade and end their 11-match win­less run on the road.

United tasted vic­tory away from home for the first time since March’s re­mark­able Cham­pi­ons League tri­umph at Paris Sain­tGer­main by dig­ging deep in Ser­bia.

Par­ti­zan pushed to the death but An­thony Mar­tial’s first-half spot­kick proved enough as United came away with a hard-fought 1-0 win.

The French­man scored the win­ner but Wil­liams got the lion’s

“Bran­don has no fear, he’s brave as a lion”

share of the praise, with the 19-year-old burst­ing into the box and draw­ing the gamedefin­ing penalty.

It was an im­pres­sive per­for­mance by the left-back, while full debu­tant James Garner, 18, came through his bap­tism of fire im­pres­sively.

“They did ex­cel­lent,” Sol­sk­jaer said of the teenagers. “I thought Jimmy just grew and grew in the game, be­came bet­ter and bet­ter.

“And, for me, Bran­don was man of the match. He’s been fan­tas­tic the few games he’s played. The boy has no fear, he is as brave as a lion and he got us the win.”

Else­where, two late Ni­co­las Pepe goals helped Arse­nal claim a 3-2 home win over Vi­to­ria de Guimaraes while Wolves were 2-1 win­ners at Slo­van Bratislava.

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