Manchester United Squad Update: Williams Headlines Latest United Player To Go Out On Loan For 21-22
Manchester United have loaned out Brandon Williams to Norwich City for the season. A move that seemed imminent in the last week and likely will not be the last player to leave United before deadline day.
Brandon Williams will not have it easy at Norwich. The club has decent full back depth with: Max Aarons, Sam Byram and Dimitris Giannoulis. Williams might be fighting for time with Giannoulis, who recently signed permanently after impressing on loan in the Championship from PAOK.
Max Aarons at right back might shut down Williams being able to transition back to being on his more natural right foot. Aarons has been linked with Bayern Munich and other top clubs. Williams needed the move and could become the Canneries starting left back by the end of the season.
Other United players that have sealed moves
The 20-year-old holding midfielder has re-joined Nottingham Forest on a season long loan the club announced on Sunday. Garner impressed last season at Forest and was happy to return to Forest.
“Last season, I had a good loan spell there so I can’t wait to get back and play in such a tough league and showcase my ability to everyone and hopefully show everyone what I can do,” said Garner when speaking to MUTV.
Before heading out Garner extended his contract with United. He will be at the club until 2024.
Despite his stunning goal in preseason, the central midfielder always looked likely to head out. United would have wanted to get money for the Brazilian right away, but settled for a loan with an option to buy.
Flamengo, a Brazilian club swooped in for Pereira, but who knows if they can come through with the €20mil option to buy at the end of the season. We could be seeing Pereira hit some more bangers again next summer.
Outgrowing the academy
The 20-year-old center back was on loan to Salford City all of last season and did not take part in preseason with Manchester United and was already loaned to Hull in July.
Bernard is relevant because he made his Championship debut for Hull against Fulham, one of the favorites to get promoted back to the Premier League.
Bernard faired well for Hull, he had the hard task of going against one of the stronger and best strikers in the league, Alexander Mitrovic. Young Bernard stood his ground on many occasions with the big man and deserved some respect for his showings against a tough opponent despite the loss.
Fish did take part in preseason for United and got some minutes in with the first team. Fish is another one of those players that outgrew U23s, but needs first team minutes at a higher level, just not the Premier League at the moment.
Fish headed out to Stockport County on loan in the fifth tier of English football. Maybe a team higher than the National League would have came calling, but Fish has already settled well with club and is already making an impact.
On his first appearance for the club he picked up man of the match and was in the starting eleven this weekend that lost to Dagenham & Redbridge.
Ethan Galbraith and Ethan Laird
Galbraith spent last season playing for the U23s and is already a Norther Ireland international. Galbraith made his debut for Norther Ireland back in 2019 and will join Doncaster Rovers for the season on loan.
Laird spent last half of the season on loan to MK Dons, the defender has already joined Swansea City. Swansea missed out on the Premier League in the playoff final losing to Brentford. Laird joins a really competitive side, it will be a good challenge for him.
Levitt was at the Euros this summer with Wales and previously had a couple of loans that have not really worked out. Levitt featured alongside Garner in the middle for United in preseason and could still be in the future plans for United, but he needs for this loan at Dundee to workout.
Manchester United still have players like Jesse Lingard, Amad Diallo and Mengi that could move in the next week and maybe a player or two might come in.