Williams completes loan move

Thursday 24 August 2023 13:30

Manchester United defender Brandon Williams will spend the 2023/24 season on loan with Championship side Ipswich Town.

The 22-year-old is set to link up with former United coach Kieran McKenna at Portman Road, with the latter leading the Suffolk side to automatic promotion from League One last season and starting superbly this time around.

Brandon made five appearances for the Reds across pre-season this summer and will bring a wealth of experience with him, having spent the 2021/22 campaign on loan with Town's local rivals Norwich City.

Having appeared 51 times for United since his debut back in September 2019, he made his bow in the Premier League under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer a month later at Old Trafford, against Liverpool.

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Brandon featured predominantly for the Under-21s during the majority of our 2022/23 campaign, and captained the side on many occasion in Premier League 2.

Making four appearances in total, he also featured in our EFL Cup fourth-round tie with Burnley at the Theatre of Dreams as a late substitute last season.

He scored his first and only senior goal for the club, thus far, in our 3–3 draw with Sheffield United at Bramall Lane in the Premier League back in November 2019.

“Kieran was my youth-team coach at United and, from there, we have had a great relationship," the defender told Ipswich's official website. "He has always had the standards of a coach at the top level and has had a big influence on me.

“He has always kept in touch with me to make sure I’m okay and I trust everything he says because he is great to learn off. I’m excited to work with him again."

He will continue his development with Ipswich for the remainder of the 2023/24 season, with Town having so far won all three of their opening fixtures this term in the Championship.

Everybody at United would like to wish Brandon the best of luck for the campaign.