Norwich City boss Daniel Farke claims it is not his job to "please Man Utd or Chelsea " as he's quizzed on his use of loan stars Brandon Williams and Billy Gilmour.

Both players headed to Carrow Road in the summer as the Canaries looked to bolster their options following promotion.

Farke was at the helm when Norwich were relegated in 2020 and his second effort at keeping them afloat has not begun well.

The Norfolk outfit are winless in their opening eight games, but Williams and Gilmour have only started half of those games.

Both players were sent out to further their development with game time looking unlikely at United and Chelsea.

Farke insists loanees have no divine right to start games with their parent clubs set to benefit from the challenge he is offering.

Daniel Farke has used the loanee sporadically during his time at Norwich

"Big clubs like Manchester United and Chelsea don’t want it easy for their players," he said.

"If they want to be Manchester United, Chelsea or Tottenham players one day, then they need to make sure that they face this challenge and step up to this challenge.

"For that there is no extra pressure. I am not here to please Manchester United or Chelsea, or Tottenham last season, I am just here to win points for Norwich City

"It’s not about Billy Gilmour or Brandon Williams, or Kenny McLean or Teemu Pukki who are our players, we just like to play with the players to help us to win points.

"This is the challenge that, for example, our loan players want to have. It is not a gift that we play them because we have loaned them and they want to play many games."

Williams has Luke Shaw ahead of him in the pecking order at Old Trafford and would've had his opportunities limited.

Norwich's attacking style was an attraction for the United loanee who was hoping he could develop under Farke.

He said upon signing: "It’s a massive club and I like the way they play. I’ve watched them over the years and seen how they play.

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"They like to play out from the back and play football. It really inspired me to pick here. I think that the manager can really improve me as a player."

He also added: "I spoke to the head coach and he told me the amount of players that he’s developed and how well they’ve done,’ he added.

"Some players have left the club and gone on to do really good things. I just want to be here and improve myself as much as I can."

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