Di’Shon Bernard was one of the winners of pre-season where Manchester United’s youngsters were concerned.
After a loan at Salford City last season in League Two, Bernard earned a loan to Championship side Hull City.
Following a wait on the bench in Hull’s early matches, Bernard made his Championship debut at the weekend.
Hull were beaten 2-0 away from home by an experienced Fulham side boasting Aleksandr Mitrovic and Jean Michel Seri.
Even so, this was a great learning experience for Bernard to play up against an international striker, compared to what he was used to in League Two last season.
Bernard made his Hull debut previously in the Carabao Cup, and was unfortunate to miss a decisive penalty in a shootout defeat.
He gave a decent account of himself against Fulham despite the loss, playing all 90 minutes.
Bernard won three aerial duels, more than any Hull City defender, and made three interceptions – the highest of any player on the pitch for both sides.
The 20-year-old centre-back will hope he has done enough to earn his place for next weekend’s match against Bournemouth. The next game after that he could face fellow United loanee Ethan Laird’s Swansea City.
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