Brandon Williams: Southampton make Manchester United enquiry over defender

Southampton have made an enquiry over a potential loan deal for Manchester United defender Brandon Williams.

Saints boss Ralph Hasenhuttl has not hidden his desire to strengthen before Monday's international and Premier League transfer deadline and the full-back position is an area he would like to improve.

It is understood that any potential loan deal would come with an attachment that Williams would have to play games, which Southampton cannot guarantee.

United's insistence on a guarantee of playing time for Williams means the deal remains far from certain currently, but the south coast club have not written off a potential late move on deadline day. American football

Williams made 42 appearances for United last season, including 17 in the Premier League, but has only featured in the Carabao Cup so far this campaign.

Shaw started at left-back as United suffered a humiliating 6-1 defeat to Tottenham on Sunday, which is only likely to increase restlessness among the club's supporters over the lack of new arrivals this summer.

United have currently only signed midfielder Donny van de Beek from Ajax, but moves for Telles and Uruguayan forward Edinson Cavani appear to be close to completion.

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