Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has made yet another new addition to the first-team ahead of their quarter-final clash against West Ham United at Old Trafford on 13 March. Seventeen-year-old centre-back RoShaun Williams has been called up to the senior squad and it could be due to a knock suffered by Timothy Fosu-Mensah, who posted a picture with an ice pack on his knee, while stating that he is recovering.
The latter has featured twice already for the first-team and would have been the manager's preferred choice, but his injury has handed a chance to the U21 regular. Williams, however, may not feature in the clash against the Hammers as he was involved with the U21 side for the full 90 minutes during their 1-1 draw against the Liverpool reserves on 11 March.
The central defender, who at 17-years-old is a regular with the U21 side, is highly-rated at the club and has been tipped to reach the very top with the Old Trafford club. He has been compared to former United favourite Paul Pogba by the chairman of the Fletcher Moss Academy.
"Who needs Pogba when you've got RoShaun?" chairman Ron Jamieson told Manchester Evening News earlier this year.
According to the Manchester Evening News, Apart from Williams, Adnan Januzaj has also made a return to the first-team squad following his exploits for the reserve side in recent weeks. The Belgium international has found it difficult to break back into the senior squad following his return from a failed loan spell with Borussia Dortmund. The young attacker is also unlikely to feature from the start due to his 89 minute-stint for the U21 side against Liverpool on Friday, but could come off the bench if needed.
Manchester United squad: De Gea, Romero, Darmian, Williams, Varela, Smalling, Blind, Rojo, Schneiderlin, Schweinsteiger, Fellaini, Carrick, Herrera, Memphis, Januzaj, Lingard, Martial, Rashford.