Date of birth: 03/09/1998 (17 years old)
Place of birth: Manchester (England)
Youth career: Manchester United
Current club: Manchester United
Squad number: —
Current national team: England U-18
Position: central defender, right-back
Preferred foot: right
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —
Tournaments participated in: 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup (3/0), UEFA Youth League 2015/2016 (5/0)
Contract until: unknown
Player’s agent: unknown
Transfer rumours: —
Similar type of player: Laurent Koscielny
– tackling and intercepting
– aerial duels
No significant weaknesses.
Style of play:
– complete and dominant defender
– his pace gives him the option to play him as a right back as well, making him a more versatile and well-rounded player
– excellent ball-winner and man-marker
– possesses explosive pace and sprint speed
– likes to maraud forward
– well-fit, hard-working, and quick at anticipating the movement of the opponents
– accurate and tenacious tackler
– extremely dominant in the air
– able to play in a three-man defensive line system
– forceful, quick and powerful
– very good at breaking down opposition plays due to his positional sense, defensive attributes, tactical intelligence, and ability to read the game
– able to control the threat of the attacker without causing an imbalance in the defensive line
He is best suited to playing as:
Central defender in 4-2-3-1.
No senior team appearances yet.
RoShaun Williams is renowned for having blistering pace, having beaten Olympic gold medallist Darren Campbell’s school’s 100m record in 2014, sprinting 100m in 10.99 seconds. Despite still being an Under-16 schoolboy, RoShaun has found himself a key part of the Under-18 side in the 2014/15 season, forming a good centre back partnership with Axel Tuanzebe – another fantastic talent from Man United academy. He is 17 now and already became a regular in “Red Devils” U-21 team. Youngsters James Weir, Regan Poole, Timothy Fosu-Mensah, Donald Love, Joe Riley, and Marcus Rashford have all made their senior debuts this season and RoShaun is the next one tipped to make his senior debut sooner rather than later.
“If Williams is to be one of those to go with the squad on tour this summer then it would be a remarkable rise to prominence for the youngster. At just sixteen years of age, that kind of exposure to the first-team squad would prove to be an invaluable experience and would benefit his development immeasurably. This coming season could prove to be crucial for the young man. It may be a little early to consider him for regular senior football, but establishing himself in Joyce’s line-up will become a priority for a young player keen to make his mark on the first team at Old Trafford. For the fans of a club like Manchester United, it’s always exciting to track the progress of the young players to see who might be the next to make that final step and that will be no different with RoShaun Williams; a talented young boy with a big future ahead of him.”
Football Talent Scout potential rating:
First team material in a top European club.