Commentator Stephen Doyle has recently made a claim about Brandon Williams and his situation at Old Trafford.
Doyle appeared as a guest on the latest episode of the OTB Football podcast and the panel discussed multiple potential transfers in Europe. One topic of discussion was Williams’ potential loan exit from Old Trafford. Doyle revealed that people at Man Utd seem to have some doubts about the abilities of the defender.
Is Brandon Williams good enough for United?
It has recently been reported by Manchester Evening News that Williams is prepared to leave United on loan this month because of a lack of playing time. The outlet have also reported that Southampton and Newcastle are interested in the Englishman, who prefers a move to the Premier League itself. Bayer Leverkusen have also been linked with him. Williams is valued at £9.90m currently.
Doyle made it clear that he rates Williams and believes that a move to Germany wouldn’t do him any harm.
He said: “I think Brandon Williams strikes me as something similar to Denis Irwin. He’s one of these players, he gets his head down, does all the necessary work the left-back needs to do without any fuss whatsoever. I think he’s got a really bright future. I spoke to somebody who would know people around the club recently enough, and there seems to be a little bit of doubt over him, over his ability. But I think he’s really good. And I think if he was available, there’s a few clubs being mentioned.
“I know Bayer Leverkusen were one of the leading favourites to sign him. It mightn’t be so bad for him to go over to Germany. We’ve seen so many English players going over there and doing well for themselves.”
TIF Thoughts on Doyle’s comments about Williams…
Williams has been a bit-part player under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer this season, playing just once in the Premier League and playing twice in the Champions League. He did play twice in the League Cup (as per Transfermarkt).
Luke Shaw has been a regular at left-back for Man Utd this season and summer signing Alex Telles has also played quite a bit in the first-team. Williams can also play at right-back, but Man Utd have Aaron Wan-Bissaka as a regular in that position.
Williams is still 20 and would need regular football to develop, so it would make sense for him to seek a loan move soon.