The 21-year-old full-back left Manchester United to join Norwich City on a season-long loan in the previous transfer window.

 

Williams was a fringe player in the Manchester United squad last season and he conceded that he was feeling frustrated at constantly sitting on the sidelines.

 

 

He admitted that training regularly with world-class players was of course beneficial but he was desperate to play regular first-team football.

 

The defender stressed that he was happy that he was allowed to leave Manchester United on loan as he needed it.

 

 

He conceded that it was always going to be a challenge to break into the Norwich team but he was happy to work hard to get his chance.

 

“I came to the point where I was at the age of needing to play football, not just sit there and lose years”, the defender told The Athletic.

 

 

“I know being there and training with some of the best players in the world is good, but it is in the games where you learn a lot and get the experience, so I needed to get out and play. I just had to focus on myself.

 

“Thankfully the manager let me go.

 

“The plan was for me to go out but do the pre-season at United first. People were coming back from the Euros so the squad wasn’t big. Norwich has been a good choice.

 

“Whatever club I went to there would have been a challenge to try to get regular game time.

 

“I think it’s good for this club we have challenges all over the team.”

 

Williams made five starts on the trot in the Premier League before he sat out Norwich’s 1-0 defeat to Manchester United last weekend.