With few options behind Luke Shaw, the emergence of Brandon Williams as an adequate substitute for the Englishman was a breath of fresh air at Manchester United.
The youngster quickly became someone Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could rely on, starting him more often than not towards the end of the season as we currently know it.
Luke Shaw, down his end, was used as a centre-back a few times, and while that is unlikely to be his long-term role in the future, it does lead to the question of whether or not we could see Williams feature more regularly instead of the former Southampton starlet.
Add on top of that claims Manchester United are reportedly looking at a left-back in Faitout Maouassa, and the hints aren’t in the 24-year-old’s favour.
L’Equipe reported back towards the end of April that the Old Trafford club were among a list of clubs ‘looking at’ the France U21 international, who has had a great season with Rennes.
Helping his side finish third in Ligue 1 and qualify for the Champions League after the French government called it a day on the season, Maouassa is currently at home, like everyone else.
In his spare time, he gave an interview to Téléfoot’s Julien Maynard, who asked him about what it felt like to be followed by clubs like United.
He said: “I don’t let it go to my head. It’s nice, I won’t lie, it’s really nice to see clubs like that be interested in you. It’s just a pleasure, really, but like I said, I’m really happy at Rennes, I feel good and I’m staying grounded.”
As for whether anyone could lure him away, he said: “With the season we did, I think we’re all a bit sought after, but personally, I’m happy at Rennes, we’ve got the Champions League, there’s no real reason for me to go seeing as I’m really happy here.”
"Que des clubs comme Man Utd s'intéressent à moi, ça fait plaisir ! Mais je suis super bien à Rennes. Pas vraiment de raison que je parte"
— Téléfoot (@telefoot_TF1) May 5, 2020