United defender Brandon Williams joins Norwich City on loan

The young full-back will spend the 2021/22 campaign in Norfolk.

Brandon Williams. Credit: Getty.Brandon Williams. Credit: Getty.
Brandon Williams. Credit: Getty.

Manchester United defender Brandon Williams has joined Norwich City on loan until the end of the season.

The youngster has played 50 senior games for the Red Devils but, after featuring heavily for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in 2019/20, struggled to oust Luke Shaw from the team last campaign.

Williams, who graduated through the club’s youth system, has scored one goal for United, against Sheffield United in November 2019.

Speaking to Norwich’s official website, the full-back said: “It feels very different. It’s the first time I’ve ever played for a different club before but I’m just really excited to get started, meet everybody and get my season going.

“It’s a massive club and I like the way they play. I’ve watched them over the years and seen how they play.

“The club like to play out from the back and play football. That really inspired me to come here, and I think that the head coach can really improve me as a player.

“Everyone has been so welcoming. I’ve really enjoyed my time here already and I can’t wait to meet everybody. I’ve just got a feeling it’ll be a good year.”

The Canaries manager Daniel Farke said: “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.

“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.”

Williams is one of several fringe players to recently head out on loan from Old Trafford, including Axel Tuanzebe, James Garner, and Andreas Pereira.