We already know it will be a summer of transformation at Manchester United with changes to management, backroom staff and players.
Erik ten Hag will want to bring in several fresh faces in a bid to improve United defensive, across the middle of the pitch and in front of goal. The Dutchman has a lot of work to do and we expect it could take multiple transfer windows to build the team he believes is ready to compete for the biggest honours.
United will say goodbye to a number of players due to expiring contracts and, on top of that, the club hopes that it can sell players in order to increase Ten Hag’s transfer kitty.
Some of them will need to be replaced.
In an exclusive column for Caught Offside, renowned football agent Rob Segal claims that YMU Group client Brandon Williams could leave Old Trafford this summer after getting a taste of regular football in the top-flight.
“He is a young lad and had to move to the other end of the country, but what he doesn’t want to do now is go back to Old Trafford and just wipe off all this season’s hard work by sitting back on the bench,” Segal said.
“Manchester United know and appreciate this, so for Williams, it is more probable for him to go out on another loan, but Manchester United aren’t ruling out any eventuality.
“It is now the job of the representative to take any offers for Williams back to Manchester United to consider, and I am informed that assurances to do so have been made by the club.”
This backs up a report from the Manchester Evening News which states United have informed Williams they could not guarantee he would get fulfilling playing time back at the club.
For someone who has played 29 times this season, I can understand why he may want to kick on with his career rather than be a bit-part player.
Williams is 21 and we wish him the best no matter what decision is made this summer.