Norwich have completed the signing of Manchester United defender Brandon Williams on a season-long loan.
Manchester-born Williams, who can play on either side of the four backs, broke into United’s first team at the end of 2019 and played 36 times in all competitions during his debut season. But he was limited to only 14 games last season and it was unlikely that would change in 2021/22.
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The England U21 national team player is mainly known as a left-back and hopes to establish himself in the Canary Islands after both Dimitris Giannoulis and Bali Mumba had a difficult time of 45 minutes each against Manchester City this weekend.
“It feels very different,” Williams told Canaries.co.uk about moving clubs.
“It’s the first time I’ve ever played for another club before, but I’m very happy to get started, meet everyone and get my season started. It’s a massive club and I like the way they play. I’ve seen them over the years and seen how they play.
“The club likes to play from the back and play football. It really inspired me to come here, and I think the head coach can really improve me as a player.
“Everyone has been so welcoming. I really enjoyed my time here and I can not wait to meet everyone. I just have a feeling it will be a good year. ”
Norwich coach Daniel Farke explained that Williams’ versatility was an important reason why the club wanted to take him on this season.
“Brandon is a young player full of potential,” said the manager.
“He has already proved that he can perform at the top level and that he can play for Manchester United. He has many good skills and qualities.
“We wanted to bring in someone who could play on the slopes to strengthen our squad. Brandon has played a lot on the left back for Manchester United, but we know that he can also play on the right side.
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