Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will block the club’s ambition to loan young player Brandon Williams to Southampton.
Williams, who made his first team debut last season, was backed up to play more games this season, but that wasn’t the case with the Englishman just starting two games, all of which came in the EFL Cup this season; another of his club appearances coming in as a substitute.
Williams has just managed 31 minutes in the league this season and had been linked with a loan move to Southampton as Soslkjaer prefers Wan Bissaka at right-back with Axel Tuanzebe and Victor Lindelof all capable of playing in that position.
The Telegraph however claims that the Norwegian isn’t willing to let the England U21 international elave the club in January.
“Manchester United have rebuffed an initial approach from Southampton to loan Brandon Williams, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admitting he will not be pushing any of his fringe players out of the door this month given the importance of maintaining a big squad.
“United have not completely discounted the idea of allowing a player or two to leave on loan in the winter window. But Solskjaer believes having a big squad will be more important than ever this season given that the congested schedule brought about by the Covid-19 crisis has increased the threat of injuries and fatigue and feels he is already reaping the benefits of regular rotation,” reporter James Ducker wrote.
Apart from Southampton, Newcastle United are also believed to be interested in the player.