Man United have rejected two different offers for a Brandon Williams transfer.
That’s according to the usually-reliable Jonathan Shrager, who states that both Southampton and Leverkusen made offers for the out-of-favour 20-year-old. One a loan, one a permanent transfer. Both were rejected by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Williams has barely played this term, featuring in just five matches across all competitions. Only one of those came in the Premier League – and even that was a substitute appearance which lasted just six minutes.
Understandably, that has led to clubs sniffing around for Williams’ signature. Newcastle were the first team credited with loan interest, though Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has shown real faith in the starlet by rejecting all offers so far…
Williams is, no doubt, feeling a little jaded right now. That’s only natural given how brilliant he was for Manchester United last season. Sometimes, though, it’s easy to forget the Englishman is still young and learning his trade.
The good news? The season is still young and I don’t doubt that if Williams is kept around, he’ll make a big impact.
Check out Jonathan Shrager’s tweet on the situation here:
Obviously, the addition of Alex Telles has made things much tougher for Williams to get minutes in that left-back slot. However, there’s still an opening over on the right-hand side of defence – which is Williams’ natural position.
Right now, Aaron Wan-Bissaka is playing well, but Williams is a more than adequate backup. Solskjaer should probably utilise Williams more than he has done to this point, though I don’t doubt we’ll see exactly that happen in the coming weeks and months.
If Solskjaer has absolutely no intention of giving regular minutes to Williams this season (which I don’t believe is the case, for what it’s worth), then United should sanction a loan move for the young man. At this point, playing football away from Old Trafford is far better than not playing football at all.
If you were Man United, would you sanction a Williams transfer? Let us know your thoughts in the comment box below.