Di’Shon Bernard is keen to use his loan spell at Hull City to push for Manchester United glory
The 20-year-old was with the Chelsea Academy before switching to United in 2017. A versatile player, he can do a job at both centre-back and right back.
He was initially impressed for the Under-18 side before going on to establish himself in the Under-23s. He was sent out on loan to Salford City for the 2020/21 season where he impressed once again. Now at Hull City, he is keen to keep his development going.
He has already made eight appearances for the Tigers this season. The youngster has performed well so far and there is little reason to see him sidelined for a spot on the bench.
Bernard is of the belief that a loan deal can help a young player immensely. Jumping string from the academy into the first team is a dream that rarely comes to fruition for a majority of players. Proving their mettle elsewhere on loan does have its benefits.
“A loan is definitely what a young player needs, I know everyone wants to jump straight into the first team at their club, but people need to realise it’s not always like that.”
“You wish it was, but sometimes you need to go on loan and learn your trade which I’ve done, and continue to do.”
He certainly appears to have learned from his spell in the lower leagues. Bernard also goes on to admit that going out again on loan is not off the table. Not something that you would expect a young starry-eyed player to confess.
Hopefully, his hard work and patience will pay off. It is not easy to showcase the levels expected of a star at United. However, with every minute he works on the pitch, Bernard is at the very least taking himself a step closer to that goal.
“I’m not against me going on loan again, so we’ll see.”
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Ernest Hemingway in his book ‘Old Man and the Sea’ quotes the character Santiago as saying that he would prefer to be exact over lucky. That way, he will be ready when luck comes calling.
Bernard appears to be preaching along the same lines. He will not be caught unaware when his opportunity on the big stage arrives.