Will Fish is set to finalise a loan return to Hibernian next week before the Manchester United first team squad fly to the USA.

Will Fish travelled with the Manchester United squad which flew to Norway to face Leeds yesterday and featured as a second half substitute.

He is also set to be part of the pre-season squad to face French side Lyon early next week.

After that he will join up with Hibernian for a second year on loan, report The MEN.

READ: Confirmed Manchester United transfers in, out, loans, releases, youth for 2023/24

Manchester United Travel to Oslo for Their Pre-Season Friendly
Photo by Matthew Peters/Manchester United via Getty Images

Will Fish future

Fish had a slow start on loan at Hibs last year and there were even questions midway through the campaign whether he should be recalled.

From January he was given a chance to start for the club and seized his opportunity, going on to establish himself as a regular starter and proving United were right to let him stay.

Fish played a key role in helping Hibs to qualify for the Europa Conference League.

He started the last 22 consecutive league games in a row, playing 90 minutes in 20 of them and scoring three goals.

The centre-back is wanted back on loan and it makes a lot of sense for his development to play regularly, at a club where he knows he has an important role to play.

READ: Manchester United Pre-Season Tour 2023: Fixtures, How to Watch, Tickets & Everything Else You Need To Know

Loan to go through next week

The second of Manchester United’s pre-season games takes place in Edinburgh when the Red Devils host Lyon.

He will stay with Erik ten Hag’s side for that match, providing defensive cover until first team stars return, and then will stay in Scotland to link up with Hibs.

This means he won’t fly on United’s US tour, and will continue his pre-season with Hibs, with the loan move going through.

It’s a sensible call, with United giving him a brief taster under Erik ten Hag, and allowing the manager to take a brief look at him, before he heads out on loan.

There is a big queue of centre-backs above the 20-year-old at Old Trafford, and while unclear if he will make it, Fish is set up for a strong career regardless, and will be stronger for another year playing regular first team football.

Related Topics