Norwich boss Farke delighted to sign Williams on loan from United

Manchester United defender Brandon Williams has joined Norwich City on a season-long loan.

The deal was confirmed yesterday and Williams could make his debut tonight in the EFL Cup against Bournemouth tonight.

Canaries boss Daniel Farke told the club website how excited he is about the signing of Williams.

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 “We’re really happy that we have been able to bring Brandon in. This is an exciting deal for all parties, and we thank Manchester United for allowing us the opportunity to work with Brandon,” said Farke.

“Brandon is a young player full of potential. He has already proven that he can perform on the top level and that he is capable of playing for Manchester United. He has many good skills and qualities.

“We wanted to bring someone in who was capable of playing in the full-back positions. Brandon has played a lot at left-back for Manchester United, but we know he is also capable of playing on the right side, too.

“With Dimitris Giannoulis we have had only one natural left-back. For that, it’s good to have Brandon in the building and hopefully he can help us achieve our targets.”

Good move for Williams

United are well-stocked at full back which has seen Williams slip down the pecking order.

With England international Kieran Trippier still a target, and available on a free transfer next summer, that situation could only worsen for Williams.

Having broken through in 2019/20, his career has stalled, and he needs to get out and play games.

He has the opportunity to impress in the Premier League now, and his immediate aim has to be establishing himself in the Norwich team on a regular basis.

Norwich have a great record for developing young talent and play the game on the front foot, trying to pass the ball and create chances.

It’s a great environment for him to improve in and moving away from United, the only club he’s ever played for, will be a learning curve for Williams.

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Sam Preston is an NCTJ gold standard news and sports journalist who studied with the Press Association. He also has a 2:1 law with French law degree from the University of Birmingham, which included a year studying at Bordeaux Montaigne University. He is an FA Level 1 football coach who appeared on the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire show in 2018 and has also written digital football content and match-day programme pieces for Colchester United, Mansfield Town and Stockport County.