Manchester United's Brandon Williams 'brave as a lion' in Partizan win - Solskjaer

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was full of praise for "brave as a lion" Brandon Williams for his starring role in the Red Devils' 1-0 Europa League victory at Partizan Belgrade on Thursday.

Nineteen-year-old left-back Williams won the penalty, which Anthony Martial converted in the 43rd minute to give United their first away win for 12 games in all competitions and their first away goal since August.

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"Brandon [Williams] was Man of the Match, and I thought he was absolutely excellent," Solskjaer said after the match. "Fantastic attitude. Great defending, great in the air. He gets us the penalty by driving with the ball forward. I didn't think he put a foot wrong.

"He's been fantastic in the games he's played, and the boy has no fear. He's as brave as a lion, and he got us the win. We've found a left-back there. The boy's going to be a top player."

While Solskjaer was pleased with his teenage defender on the day, he felt United's performance overall left something to be desired.

"We need to learn when to get the second goal and when to get the third," he told a news conference. "Today we had loads of opportunities to make sure we were in a comfortable lead, but we didn't play the pass forward."