Fabrizio Romano quotes Brandon Williams and his desire to return to Manchester United in the summer
According to Manchester Evening News, as relayed by football journalist Fabrizio Romano on Twitter, Manchester United loanee Brandon Willams has spoken about his desire to return to his parent club in the summer and establish himself as a first-team player.
The defender is currently on loan at Norwich City, having joined the Canaries on a season-long temporary deal that expires at the end of the campaign. Unfortunately for him, his team find themselves rooted at the bottom of the Premier League table, and look destined for relegation.
Regardless of what the situation is like at Carrow Road in the summer, Williams is expected to return to Old Trafford when his loan spell ends. The Red Devils have managed to complete the double over Norwich this season, with Cristiano Ronaldo scoring all the goals against them.
The Portuguese star scored a hat-trick at home the last time he came up against Dean Smith’s side, ending hopes of a Canaries comeback victory at the Theatre of Dreams. Since he is on loan from United, Williams was not eligible to play against his parent club.
“I can do it”
The Englishman, though right-footed, has been plying his trade as a left-back. This term, he has managed to establish himself in the first team for Norwich, managing to feature regularly for the Premier League side.
Romano quoted Williams, who outlined his plans for next year and said that he wanted to play at left-back for the Manchester side and that he could do it, given that is his job.
“What I want to do next year is play for Manchester United at left back and that’s my job. I can do it.”
The 21-year-old has played for United previously as well, establishing himself as a key part of the squad during the 2019/20 season under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The Norwegian opted to play the academy graduate at left-back in place of the injured Luke Shaw.
Since then, the club legend was sacked as the permanent manager and the English side signed Alex Telles to provide competition for Shaw in his role. This saw Williams fall down the pecking order and lose his hard-earned spot in the team.
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Having moved to Norwich on loan this season to prove that he is capable of performing in the top-flight, the Englishman will be heading back to United with one goal in his mind. It remains to be seen whether he will be given a chance to fulfil that wish of his.
Erik ten Hag will be taking over the first team as the new permanent manager, and so Williams will need to work hard over the summer to convince the Dutchman that he deserves a spot in his expected new-look side.