Solskjaer rubbishes Manchester United transfer rumour

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Manchester United. (Photo by Paul Ellis - Pool/Getty Images)
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Manchester United. (Photo by Paul Ellis - Pool/Getty Images) /

There have been a lot of rumours circulating around Manchester United for quite some time now. Most of them have been about departures as it is unlikely that the club will be signing any new players this month.

One player who has been constantly linked with a move away from Old Trafford is Brandon Williams. The youngster had managed to break into the first-team last season but opportunities have been very rare for him this time around.

And that is understandable considering the fact that the club signed Alex Telles in the summer and Luke Shaw has been in incredible form lately, and is almost undroppable at the moment. At right-back, Aaron Wan-Bissaka is the designated starter.

As a result, it might have been a good opportunity for the youngster to move out on loan and gain some Premier League experience. Many clubs were linked with the 20-year-old but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has come out to rubbish those rumours, confirming that he will be staying at Old Trafford for the time being. As reported by the Daily Star, the manager said:

"“Brandon will stay. He played against the 23s against Liverpool for some fitness. He’s been working really hard and we don’t have any more players that we feel will be going.“Brandon has been really good lately, working really hard in the last few months and he’s ready when the chance comes.”"

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To be very honest, it is hard to see Williams getting too many opportunities as things stand. Of course, if there is an injury then he could be brought into the first-team, which is probably the reason why the club decided to hold on to him.

What must have complicated things is the fact that the Red Devils are in the middle of a title race. As a result, any injury could turn out to be massive, especially since they have not signed anyone this month. Thus, they probably wanted to keep Williams around instead of regretting letting him leave if the situation does end up calling for him at some point.

A loan move away would have been a good chance for him to grow as a player and come back stronger. But it looks like he will be spending the rest of the season plying his trade on the youth sides of Manchester United.

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