Manchester United have continued to blood in youth, with Will Fish the latest name to be in amongst the first-team session.
Credit to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who is looking to continue the traditions set by his old boss, Sir Alex Ferguson. The Baby Faced Assassin has this side sat in second place in the Premier League table, playing some excellent football.
Sure, there’s still a few tweaks to be made before this side is challenging for Premier League titles year-in-year-out but we have to be happy with the progress made.
In a year where money is tight due to the Coronavirus, perhaps Solskjaer will be looking a little closer to home at youngsters who can make the difference. After all, signing a new first-team player costs millions and millions, whereas promoting youth is free.
Amongst the needs is a new centre-half, which could explain why United youngster, Will Fish, was spotted in amongst yesterday’s first-team training session. This is the first time he’s been included in senior training.
Check out the snap (second photo) of Fish in Man United first-team training:
Fish has been in brilliant form for the U23s, making more appearances than anyone at that level this season. He’s featured seventeen times in PL2.
Aged just eighteen, Fish shows maturity beyond his years with his calm style of defending. He does have that aggression to his game which is needed to be a top-class centre-back, too.
Solskjaer will have called him into the fold to get a real up-close look at his talents, before making a decision about what to do with Fish next season.
The question is, can Fish make an impact over the likes of Teden Mengi and Axel Tuanzebe? If the answer is yes, then he needs to be with the senior squad on a permanent basis – particularly if Eric Bailly and/or Phil Jones leave this summer.
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