The recent performances of Manchester United loanee defender Brandon Williams with Ipswich Town have left Red Devils fans somewhat divided in their opinions.
Kieran Mckenna’s Ipswich Town delivered an impressive 4-2 victory against Preston North End over the weekend, with Williams scoring his second goal in as many weeks for the Tractor Boys. This strong form has sparked discussions among United fans regarding the 23-year-old, leading to a divergence of opinions.
Loan players often prompt discussions among fans about the possibility of returning to their parent club, especially when the club is dealing with multiple injuries, as is the case with United’s full-backs at the moment.
However, despite his positive performances, many Manchester United supporters believe they have seen enough from Williams to conclude that he may not have a future at the club.
Some fans express their doubts: “I like him but can’t see him making it to United.” Another suggests, “I doubt it because we already have 2-3 players in both full-back positions. It’s just unfortunate that all of them are injured collectively at the same time.”
Others are more straightforward: “No, he doesn’t. Not good enough,” and “probably not sadly.”
On the opposite side of the spectrum, some fans believe Williams could still have a role to play under Erik ten Hag, especially if he is deployed at right-back, a position he occupied during his recent outing for Ipswich.
“What happens when he plays in his actual position and is not pushed to LB all the time?” wonders one fan. Another supporter states, “Brandon Williams! You deserve a starting role at MU!”
“Only if he was around now,” someone else ponders. “He could actually be playing considering how versatile he is playing as an LB and RB.”
In conclusion, it remains challenging to make a definitive assessment at this stage, but one thing is clear: having Brandon Williams available would have been beneficial in terms of squad depth. It’s encouraging to see him getting consistent game time in his preferred position, but it might be premature to determine his future prospects at Manchester United.