Speaking exclusively to Football FanCast, Carlton Palmer has urged Manchester United youngster Brandon Williams to get out on loan next season.
The 20-year-old was a regular in the first team at Old Trafford last term, but the outstanding form of Luke Shaw and signing of Alex Telles has seen Williams restricted to just 12 outings, only two of which came in the Premier League.
He was strongly linked with a move to Southampton and West Ham in January, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was reluctant to let him leave.
But having made just four further substitute appearances since the window closed, one of which came in Rome last Thursday, the Saints are set to revisit their interest in Williams, who’s desperate for regular senior football having been forced to turn out for United’s Under-23s on five occasions this season.
And Palmer believes that a Premier League loan moves is exactly what the United Academy graduate needs right now.
He told Football FanCast:
“I don’t think he’s going to leave Manchester United, but it certainly works for him to get out on loan and play.
“Maybe a loan deal to get out for a season and play. He needs to play in the first team, and it can only benefit him playing in the Premier League against top quality opposition week in, week out. He’s only going to improve as a football player.”