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Manchester United graduate Will Fish joins Hibernian on season-long loan

Manchester United defender Will Fish will rejoin Hibernian on another season-long loan, according to the Manchester Evening News.

The 20-year-old is currently with Erik Ten Hag’s squad for their pre-season friendly with Leeds United in Oslo. 

He is expected to be with them in Edinburgh for their clash with Lyon next Wednesday.

Fish will then remain in Scotland and begin preparations for the new campaign with Hibernian.

The starlet spent last season at Hibs and established himself as a regular in the team. 

He endured a slow start to life north of the border but got his break in the team following Ryan Porteous’ exit.

He started 17 consecutive games to help his team secure a fifth-place finish in the league and a spot in the Europa Conference League.

Will Fish’s loan move is a good decision for all parties

Fish will continue to get the taste of senior football with this loan deal.

A host of Championship and League One clubs were interested in adding the centre-back to their ranks, but United allowed Fish to rejoin Hibs.

This could be because of the experience of European football Fish will get with the Scottish club this term.

His pathway to United’s first team is blocked with Raphael Varane, Lisandro Martinez, Victor Lindelof and Harry Maguire ahead of him.

Fish must leverage the loan deal to develop his game. It is pivotal for him not only to improve defensively but also to improve his ball-playing skills.

The youngster will hope to get chances in the two upcoming friendly games. Ten Hag will keenly look at how comfortable Fish is with the ball at his feet.