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Man United starlet set for Old Trafford stay despite imminent deadline day arrival

Southampton keen on loaning Manchester United starlet Brandon Williams

According to David McDonnell of the Daily Mirror, Manchester United pare set to reject any loan offers for Brandon Williams amidst interest from Southampton.

The 20-year-old enjoyed a breakthrough campaign last time around under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Despite the promise shown, he struggled against the top sides last season.

With Alex Telles United bound, the 20-year-old would fall down the pecking order at the club. (h/t MEN)

Southampton are among those who have made a loan offer for Manchester United prospect Brandon Williams
Southampotn are interested in Manchester United youngster Brandon Williams (Getty Images)

Williams signed a new four-year contract with United in August. His performances last year initially convinced the club to cool their interest in securing a new left-back.

An injury to Luke Shaw saw Williams thrust into the starting line-up. His inexperience was brought to the fore as he time and again struggled to hold his own.

While he has loads of potential, for now, he is a diamond that needs polishing. A loan could give him the opportunity to do just that.

Luke Shaw
Luke Shaw was United’s first choice left-back last season

A right-footed player, Williams could be shifted to the other flank once Telles arrives. While Aaron Wan-Bissaka is the undisputed first-choice right-back, the loss of Williams will leave Solskajer short of options.

The Norwegian could however deploy Timothy Fosu-Mensah in Wan-Bissaka’s stead. The youngster started in the position for our season opener against Crystal Palace.

Another option is youngster Ethan Liard, who has impressed for the United youth sides. (h/t MEN)

Alex Telles set to be offered to Manchester United
Manchester United have agreed a deal for Alex Telles

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As things stand, United have no intention of letting Williams leave on loan. Despite the arrival of Telles, the club are keen for the youngster to continue his development at the club.

Written by Pranav Nair

An Engineering postgraduate with a keen interest in statistics, pop culture and football.

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