‘I want to play for Man Utd under Ten Hag’: Brandon Williams outlines his intentions after Norwich City spell

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The full-back has spent this season on loan at Norwich City but wants to return to United this summer.

Brandon Williams has outlined his intention to play for Manchester United next season, with his loan at Norwich City coming to an end at the close of the current campaign.

The full-back joined the Canaries last summer in order to gain first-team football and is now hoping his performances for the club can earn him a spot in the Red Devils’ plans next year.

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Williams is currently stuck in a relegation fight with Norwich. Dean Smith’s side sit bottom of the Premier League, 10 points from safety, with five games remaining.

The 21-year-old has featured 24 times for the Canaries in the top flight, registering one assist.

Brandon Williams is ineligible to play against United this weekend. Credit: Getty.Brandon Williams is ineligible to play against United this weekend. Credit: Getty.
Brandon Williams is ineligible to play against United this weekend. Credit: Getty. | Getty Images

"What I want to do next year is play for Manchester United at left-back and that’s my job," Williams told Norwich’s matchday programme.

"That’s what I’m determined to do because it’s my life and I’ll do anything for that.

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"I know I can play in this league, and I know I can get to the top and that’s what I want to do."

United have appointed Erik ten Hag as their new manager with the Dutchman taking over at the end of the campaign.

The 52-year-old will have some job on his hands due to him having to decide which players he wants to keep at Old Trafford next season.

Norwich City have beaten Newcastle United and Southampton to the signing of Manchester United defender Brandon Williams. (Football Insider)

(Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)Norwich City have beaten Newcastle United and Southampton to the signing of Manchester United defender Brandon Williams. (Football Insider)

(Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)
Norwich City have beaten Newcastle United and Southampton to the signing of Manchester United defender Brandon Williams. (Football Insider) (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)

Williams can operate on either side of defence, a position the Red Devils are already well equipped in.

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Currently United have four full-backs in their first-team with Diogo Dalot, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Luke Shaw and Alex Telles part of Ralf Rangnick’s current squad.

Williams has faced competition for places this season at Norwich and knows his spot at left-back isn’t guaranteed under Smith.

"There are great full backs at this club, but there’s competition all over the pitch.” he added.

“You need someone who is going to push you, when you don’t get too comfortable and think the position is your position.

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"With the manager now he’ll change it straightaway if you’re not up to his standards and his demands. He did that to me against Crystal Palace when he felt like I wasn’t playing well and he dropped me for that game and he came and spoke to me about it."

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