Southampton want Man Utd's Brandon Williams on loan

Brandon Williams wants to play regular football to make the England U21 squad for this summer's European Championships, but has made only one Premier League appearance for Manchester United this season

As many as four Premier League teams are waiting on Man Utd's decision over Williams
Image: As many as four Premier League teams are waiting on Man Utd's decision over Williams

As many as four Premier League clubs including Southampton are still waiting for Manchester United to decide whether or not to loan out Brandon Williams this month.

As many as four Premier League clubs including Southampton are still waiting for Manchester United to decide whether or not to loan out Brandon Williams this month.

It is understood initial discussions have taken place over the 20-year-old's short-term future but no decision has yet been reached.

Bayer Leverkusen were interested in a deal for the left-back, who can also cover on the right, but are yet to take their inquiries any further.

Williams wants to play regular football to make the England U21 squad for this summer's European Championships, but has made only one Premier League appearance this season.

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However, United face five games across three competitions within the next fortnight, which could see Williams needed.

He impressed in his breakthrough season under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and made 17 appearances in the Premier League in total during 2019-20.

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Odion Ighalo scored four goals in his first three starts for Manchester United
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Ighalo's contract with Shanghai Shenhua runs until December 31 and the Chinese Super League side expect him to return at the end of his loan in England.

The 31-year-old is believed to be happy to see out his contract with the Chinese club, but is open to listening to other offers.

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