Manchester United have decision to make on 19-year-old loanee Will Fish

Manchester United have a decision to make on whether to recall Will Fish from his loan spell with Scottish Premiership side Hibernian.

The 19-year-old joined Lee Johnson’s side on a season-long loan on the final day of the summer transfer window.

Since making the move up north to the Easter Road Stadium, the teenager, who can play at centre-back or right-back, has only made two appearances for The Hibees which have brought a combined 24 minutes of game time.

Manchester United have decision to make on Will Fish

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While Fish is a regular on the bench for Johnson’s side, the chances of him establishing himself in Hibernian’s starting line-up look rather slim.

However, this isn’t new territory for Manchester United as Fish encountered the same issue last season during his time with Stockport County.

The England Under-19 only made two appearances for The Hatters before being recalled in the January transfer window and playing out the remainder of the 2021-22 campaign with United’s Under-21s.

Hibs don’t play again for another month due to the World Cup, but the prospect of Fish being recalled from a loan spell for the second consecutive season in January looks a growing possibility.

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While he will be gaining experience being part of a senior side, getting regular game time is key to his development.

There is every chance Fish could return to Carrington and finish the season again with our under-21s or another loan move might be explored if the guarantee of first team football is given.

Fish joined Manchester United’s Tour 22 as a replacement for Axel Tuanzebe, who returned home part way through the pre-season tour, before being sent off against Crystal Palace in his only appearance under Erik ten Hag.

Fish has one competitive first team appearance for Manchester United to his name and that came on the last day of the 2020-21 Premier League against Wolves at Molineux where he was brought on in injury time by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

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