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Man Utd hero Evra: My role in Williams breakthrough

Manchester United hero Patrice Evra has revealed he pushed manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to select Brandon Williams this season.

Evra has been studying for his coaching badges since hanging up the boots on his playing career and has a close relationship with Ed Woodward.

"I'm doing my coaching badges at Manchester United, I go like two weeks per month to do my course, and someone sent me a video about Brandon," Evra told COPA90.

"I was watching it and was like 'Wow, he has got something I really love'.

"I went to the training and actually he was with the Under-21s, and they made me do a session as well with the Under-21s.

"So, I saw him, and he was tough, and after the training session I went with the first-team and I saw Ole. I said 'Ole, do you know about that kid Brandon Williams? Yeah, they say he is good.'

"I said 'Trust me Ole, since I left I can see he can play he can play at left-back.' I said 'please give him a chance'."


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