Bernard confirms United departure

Monday 12 June 2023 15:01

Di'Shon Bernard has announced that he is leaving Manchester United.

The 22-year-old spent the second half of the season on loan with League One side Portsmouth, making 10 appearances after the move was confirmed during the January transfer window.

"Although my time @manchesterunited has come to an end, I am nothing but proud of my journey so far with all the experiences and all the achievements I’ve accomplished along the way," he wrote on social media.

"A big thank you to all the staff, teammates and anyone who has helped me on my journey."

Bernard made one senior appearance for the Reds, after joining our youth system in 2017, when he started for United away to Astana in the Europa League group stage in 2019.

During his time at the club, the 22-year-old has also been out on loan to both Salford City and Hull City, accumulating experience in all three divisions of the Football League.

Prior to his January switch to Portsmouth, Bernard made two appearances for our Under-21s in Premier League 2 and also played in the young Reds' clash with Bolton in the Papa Johns Trophy.

He has also taken part in first-team training sessions under Erik ten Hag this season and was part of the youthful squad which trained in Spain this winter, with Bernard playing in the friendly against Cadiz.

Di'Shon will always be part of the Academy family and welcome back at United. We are proud of his achievements to date and we look forward to seeing how the young centre-back's career unfolds.