Manchester United defender Di’Shon Bernard has joined League Two Salford City on loan until January.
The 20-year-old centre back will get his first regular taste of senior football with the League Two club owned by the Class of 92 and currently managed by Paul Scholes.
The former United midfielder was placed in temporary charge of the Ammies this week following the sacking of Graham Alexander and will be in charge for tomorrow’s League Two fixture with Port Vale, when Bernard will hope to make his EFL debut.
The 19 years old made his first-team debut in United’s Europa League encounter with FC Astana last season.
He also played in both United’s EFL Trophy games this season, including a 6-0 win at Salford in September as well as featuring for United Under-21s in the EFL Trophy.
Having made the short journey to the Peninsula Stadium, Bernard is determined to make the most of his regular exposure to EFL games.
“I’m really happy to be here, it’s a different experience for me, the first time I’ve been in men’s football, and I just want to get going,” Bernard said.
“It’s going to be much more challenging for me. Obviously 23s you’re not challenged physically but now we’re going to be playing against men now so it’s going to be a big, big test for me.
“For me my defensive attributes are good, my passing through to midfield and even to the striker would benefit the team quite well.
“[My hope is] Just to get as many points as I can to be honest and on a personal level just develop as a player, playing against big men obviously so hopefully I can develop playing against the older ones.”