A huge summer awaits Manchester United. Apart from appointing a new manager, the club will assess several other aspects of their squad as well. Last summer, a group of their emerging talents were sent out on loan to amass regular playing time and top level experience. One such player was Brandon Williams.
It has been a rollercoaster ride for the Manchester United youngster so far. Emerging through the youth ranks at Old Trafford, he made his senior debut for the Red Devils in 2019. And in a season when Luke Shaw was struggling with consistency, he got a significant of playing time for the first-team.
As a result of his performances, Manchester United chose to hold on to Williams the following season as well, which proved to be the wrong decision for the youngster’s development.
Following Alex Telles’ arrival, Williams fell further down the pecking order. Plus, Shaw’s incredible form didn’t help his cause either. Uncertainty over regular game-time thus led to him completing a loan move to Norwich City last summer.
Brandon Williams comments on Manchester United return
As reported by the Daily Mail, talking about his future, Williams said:
"“I’m playing games now and I love it. I can’t wait for the weekend so I can get to the stadium. There would be no point in me going back to United and just sitting on the bench. I want to play and feel I’m better equipped for the Premier League after this experience. Whether it’s at United or somewhere else, we’ll deal with that in the summer. But I’ve got a job to do here at Norwich.”"
Williams has gotten significant playing time for the Canaries on loan and appears to be looking for that, wherever he finds himself next season. Norwich City appear to be headed for relegation though and thus, an extension of his stay at Carrow Road might not be on the table.
Williams looks like a player full of ambition and potential. Thus, it will be interesting to see what the future holds for the Manchester United youth graduate.
At the moment, it does not feel like he can be the starting left-back, or right-back, for Manchester United though and thus, his immediate future might lie away from Old Trafford, perhaps on another loan spell.