Manchester United loanee Will Fish is expected to stay at Scottish Premiership side Hibernian for the full duration of the 2022-23 campaign.

We wrote last month that the Red Devils have a decision to make on the 19-year-old given the defender has only played 24 minutes of football for Hibs this season.

But according to the Edinburgh Evening News, Fish is expecting to see out his loan spell with the Easter Road side and Hibs have held ‘positive talks’ with the Reds regarding the defender’s ‘ongoing progress’.

The report states: “Fish is understood to be happy in Edinburgh and Hibs chiefs have held positive talks about the player’s ongoing progress with their Old Trafford counterparts and as things stand, the centre-back is expected to spend the remainder of the campaign in green and white, with a view to getting more first-team action before returning to M16 in the summer.”

Manchester United loanee Will Fish expected to stay at Hibernian

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The England Under-19 international has only made two competitive appearances under Lee Johnson, both of which have come via the bench in the Scottish Premiership.

However, Fish has featured more prominently in Hibernian’s recent friendlies ahead of the domestic season restarting next week.

Fish played 82 minutes in last month’s friendly defeat to Michael Carrick’s Middlesbrough.

He also played the first half in today’s friendly against Raith Rovers.

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Having only made two appearances during his season-long loan with Stockport County last season, Fish was recalled in the January transfer window and played out the remainder of the 2021-22 campaign with United’s Under-21s.

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.

The Hibees return to action against Rangers in seven days time and Fish will be targeting minutes against the Scottish giants.

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