Brandon Williams admits no plans to return to Manchester United to sit on bench
Brandon Williams has admitted he has no intention of returning to Manchester United this summer just to sit on the bench, in an interview with Jamie Redknapp for the Daily Mail.
The 21-year-old full-back joined Norwich City on a season-long loan last summer and has been a regular at left-back, making 25 appearances in all competitions as they battle against relegation.
But with his loan set to end in the summer and a new manager set to come in at Old Trafford, Williams has admitted he sees ‘no point’ in going back just to sit on the bench after the progress he has made this season.
“I’m playing games now and I love it,” he said.
“I can’t wait for the weekend so I can get to the stadium. There would be no point in me going back to United and just sitting on the bench.
“I want to play and feel I’m better equipped for the Premier League after this experience.
“Whether it’s at United or somewhere else, we’ll deal with that in the summer. But I’ve got a job to do here at Norwich.”
You don’t have to agree with him or think he’s the best defender in the world to admire his mentality and be willing to step away from his dream club in order to play regularly.
Williams broke into the Manchester United side as a teenager during an injury crisis and kept his spot, but the club have moved on from him now and the likelihood is he won’t see the pitch much in a redshirt.
At 21 he’s got plenty of time to continue to improve and develop, but that won’t happen without playing regularly. Norwich are likely to be relegated so if he wants Premier League football he’ll have to move on again, but there’s always the possibility that he sticks around again.
Either way, he should be praised for not wanting to just sit around and earn a pay-cheque and instead want to better himself and his performances this season individually are likely to have earned him plenty of interest from elsewhere.
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