Matthew Williams

Matthew Williams (born 5 November 1982 in St Asaph, Denbighshire) is a Welsh footballer, currently playing as a striker for Welsh Premier League side The New Saints. Williams began his football career in 1999 with Manchester United. He signed for them at just 16 years of age and continued to play for a further five years. Despite playing well and scoring plenty of goals at reserve level, he was released in March 2005. Although he failed to make an appearance in the first team, he did train with the first team regularly in his Manchester United career. Williams was involved in the reserve team that featured players such as Luke Chadwick, Paul McShane, Michael Stewart, Sylvan Ebanks-Blake, Kieran Richardson, Phil Bardsley, Giuseppe Rossi, Gerard Piqué, Richard Eckersley, Chris Eagles, Ritchie Jones and strike partner Colin Heath; who have all also left the club since Williams' departure. Williams joined Notts County on 11 March 2004, where he spent two seasons. Although it did not take him long to become a fixture in the first-team, he failed to make a major impact in the first-team. In total, Williams made 26 appearances (13 starts and 13 substitute appearances) and scored just one...


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