Brandon Williams didn’t have the season he was hoping for at Manchester United.
After a wonderful breakthrough campaign last time he played a lot more frugally this year. As a result, a loan move looks like this summer.
According to Sun, West Ham are among the clubs looking to sign the full-back temporarily. And that could be the ideal move for a player with a bright future at Old Trafford.
Jesse Lingard has looked reborn since reuniting with David Moyes. to such an extent that permanent transmission is far from certain. While United wouldn’t be ready to part ways with Williams for good, a year in London could be just what the 20-year-old needs.
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Luke Shaw’s resurgence has meant that Alex Telles could barely get a glimpse of it while Aaron Wan-Bissaka was a regular on the opposite side.
Williams has started in the FA Cup and EFL Cup and has also made five appearances in Europe. But it’s the league he desperately wants to star in on a regular basis.
Last season he made 17 top division games (over a thousand minutes on the field). This time those minutes have dropped to just seven.
And this is where West Ham comes in. You could offer Williams the opportunity to play week after week and rediscover the form that made him a star last year.
United is in the long run with the youngster. He was in the fast lane under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and would always miss the minutes when Telles arrived to offer more competition for a world-class Shaw.
Time is on William’s side. He just needs to make sure his loan choice is the right one.
Right club, right time
When Lingard was loaned out, few would have expected it to fly this high. But nine goals and four assists in just twelve games say it all.
Williams may operate at the other end of the field, but he will have taken note.
United haven’t always got it right when choosing loan clubs. But they could suddenly have a dream scenario: send a player to a page where they know that not only will they play, but they will also perform excellently.
With the tantalizing prospect of Champions League football for Moyes’ current team, Williams might see this as a no-brainer.
Time will tell if United feels the same way.
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