Brandon Williams is set to have a future at Man United following a season away on loan.
Manchester United have a massive first-team squad at the moment, hence why Ralf Rangnick tried to trim that down significantly during the January transfer window.
The problem was evident dating back to last summer, when several first-teamers (and those on the fringes of things) were moved on either for good or on loan. One of those lads was Brandon Williams.
There can be no doubt that Williams was left frustrated, after all, he’d overtaken Luke Shaw in the left-back pecking order during Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s early reign as boss.
Well, credit to Williams, who got his head down and has gone on to enjoy an impressive spell with Norwich City. Although his side are in a relegation scrap, on a personal level, the young full-back has done brilliantly – including scooping a Player of the Month award not too long ago.
Now comes further good news for Williams, with The Sun providing the latest on his future. Apparently, Rangnick has told the United loanee that he will ‘definitely return’ to Old Trafford at the end of his spell with Norwich.
Apparently, when the two sides met back in December, Rangnick made a beeline for Williams, letting the Englishman know that he was aware of him, while admitting he wanted him back at the club when his loan ends.
Williams himself was left impressed because he’d only been in charge of a couple of games, with Rangnick a big fan of Williams’ speed and versatility (he can play in both full-back positions).
Call me old-fashioned, I’m a sucker for an academy graduate and a good story. Williams ticks both boxes and credit to him for not letting his head drop after taking a backwards step in his career.
It’s so easy to forget that Williams is still a relative baby in footballing terms. He’s only 21 and still has the world at his feet. I don’t doubt that if he does make his way back to United ahead of next season, he’ll make a hugely positive impact.
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