Brandon Williams saw it a 'mile off' that Mason Greenwood would reach the top

Manchester United loanee Brandon Williams claims that he could see it from a “mile off” that “top talent” Mason Greenwood was destined to reach the top.

Whilst Williams is currently in the midst of a season-long loan at Norwich City, Greenwood’s burgeoning stock continues to rise, which comes as no surprise to his academy team mate.

Speaking to the Athletic, Williams revealed that his mum, Lisa, who runs a café in Harpurhey, receives clippings of various reports from neighbours when her 21-year-old son has done well.

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Although the England under-21 international believes that Greenwood is on as many of the pictures as he is.

Speaking about his mum, Williams said: “She loves all the attention. ‘I’m Brandon’s mum!’ A lot of elderly people go for a cup of tea, they sit and chat all day. For them seeing me in the newspaper is crazy so they rip it out and take it to my mum.

“She gets the Sellotape out and puts it on all the fridges. There are loads of them. Although I think Mason is on as many as me. When I made my debut me and Mason were celebrating together.”

Williams and Greenwood are ‘close friends’ and United’s number 11 scored when the full-back made his senior debut against Rochdale, in the Carabao Cup, in September 2019.

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However, there is one record that Williams will always have over his fellow academy graduate.

Speaking on Greenwood, Williams said: “He’s always been the top talent in the group, you could see a mile off he was gonna make it. But I scored my first Premier League goal five minutes before him. He’s got all these records but I’ll take that. I tell him all the time.”

With us being 2-0 down away to Sheffield United, in November 2019, after 72 minutes, Williams struck a superb half volley which arrowed into the bottom corner, to bring us back into the match.

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Despite scoring his first goal for the beloved Reds, Williams didn’t celebrate, but instead headed straight back into position and revved up the United crowd at Bramhall Lane.

Five minutes after Williams’s first goal, Greenwood followed suit with a predatory first-time finish from a Marcus Rashford cross.

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United went on to draw that game 3-3, but it’ll always be the match that Brandon Williams will be able to tease his good friend Mason Greenwood about, no matter what the pair go on to achieve in their careers.

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