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Man Utd youngster faster than Olympic gold medalist - but committed to football

Manchester United defender Ro-Shaun Williams has played down his speed merchant reputation.

In 2014, Williams broke the 100 metres sprint record at Ashton-on-Mersey School in Sale, a record that had been held for 25 years by Olympic relay gold-medalist - and famous United fan - Darren Campbell.

But when asked whether he might have become a full-time sprinter instead of a footballer, he told manutd.com: "No, never. I never really did athletics – it was just on my sports day at school.

"I was never pushed into it. I liked football more and played it all the time when I was younger."

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