Former Hull City loanee Di’Shon Bernard is in talks with Portsmouth about a loan move from Manchester United, the Daily Mail’s Simon Jones reports.
Bernard, 22, is discussing a third loan move away from Old Trafford after successful stints with Salford City and Hull City.
The defender debuted for United in November 2019 – a 2-1 loss to Astana in the Europa League but hasn’t played a competitive game for them since.
Manchester United Defender and Former Hull City Loanee Di’Shon Bernard in Discussions With Portsmouth
Talented and Popular Defender
Bernard has proven his ability in loans with Salford in League Two and then Hull in the Championship. A drop down to League One would represent a relative surprise, however, the centre-back will no doubt be keen to get some games under his belt after recovering from injury.
Should a deal go through, a string of good performances with Pompey over the next six months could do his career the world of good in the long run.
Bernard became a popular player at Hull last season before a change in manager seemed to end his run in the team, with him largely dropped to the bench for the remainder of the campaign.
He is primarily a centre-back but has featured at right-back too.
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Other Manchester United Loan Outgoings in January
January has seen a number of loans out from Manchester United, including Shola Shoretire to Bolton Wanderers & Charlie Savage to Forest Green.
The Red Devils have also confirmed goalkeeper Ondrej Mastny’s loan exit to Northern Irish side Portadown, following in the footsteps of now-Sunderland keeper Jacob Carney, who had a popular stint with the same side a few years ago.
Striker Charlie McNeill has reportedly agreed to join League Two outfit Newport County for the remainder of the season too.