Manchester United sent 17 players out on loan this season, but only one of them has been playing Premier League football.
You would think that, after watching Alex Telles playing at left-back, Brandon Williams will have an opportunity at getting games next season. Luke Shaw will miss the rest of the season after undergoing surgery to remove metal bolts from his leg, and he is another player who has underperformed.
It has been reported that United will listen to offers for the Brazil international, so Williams could get a crack at pushing Luke Shaw for a starting spot under new manager Erik ten Hag.
Speaking to the Canaries’ matchday programme for their clash with Newcastle United on Saturday, Williams opened up about his future plans at United, as per Manchester Evening News.
“What I want to do next year is play for Manchester United at left back and that’s my job. That’s what I’m determined to do because it’s my life and I’ll do anything for that.
“I know I can play in this league, and I know I can get to the top and that’s what I want to do.”
The academy graduate has played 26 games this season for Norwich, with 23 of those as a starter. Despite the strong likelihood of relegation, United will see it as a productive loan for Williams and hopefully he will come back a better player.
Williams benefited from Daniel Farke’s sacking because Dean Smith took the youngster under his wing. The Norwich manager recently told Norfolk Live:
“I’d say he has improved and he is a very coachable player. Brandon has improved a hell of a lot and, you only have to speak to him yourself, he needed probably this season to get away from Manchester United and play regular games.”