United Briefing: Fish reacts to dream United debut

Monday 24 May 2021 08:00

Coming from a family of Manchester United fans, Will Fish was delighted to make his debut for the club in our impressive victory over Wolves at Molineux on Sunday.

The 18-year-old replaced Dan James in added time at the end of the game to make his first appearance for the Reds.

Fish has been an Under-23s regular this season and said this opportunity will only drive him on further.

"It's a dream come true, to be honest," he told MUTV after the match.

Fish: It was a big day for my big family of Reds Video

Fish: It was a big day for my big family of Reds

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"I've been at the club for 10 years now. Every day in training, you work hard and this is the reward that you get. I really enjoyed it.

"It's the sort of feeling that I've never had before. Nerves, a little bit, excitement, but when you're on the pitch it always goes away and you focus.

"It's a big day for me and my family. We're all big United fans."

As United wrapped up victory - thus sealing a complete Premier League season unbeaten away from home - Fish was one of seven Academy graduates on the pitch, joined by his current Under-23s team-mates Anthony Elanga, Hannibal and Shola Shoretire.

"That's been our Under-23s team at times, so to all be on the pitch playing in the Premier League is wonderful," he continued.

"I think it's a great achievement for the club and the Academy especially. We've trained together all year so to share this moment is great.

"It's a little boost. Once you experience it once, you obviously want to go and do it again week after week."

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United travel to Gdansk, Poland ahead of Wednesday night's UEFA Europa League Final.

It's the anniversary of our last major European title when goals from Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan gave United a comfortable 2-0 win against Ajax in the Europa League final back in 2017. We'll be live streaming that game in full in the evening. Watch on MUTV, ManUtd.com or in the App from 8pm.

We'll also be putting out an extended interview with Sir Alex Ferguson by Salford's own Christopher Eccleston.

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A youthful United side beat Wolves 2-1 away from home. 19-year-old Anthony Elanga scored the first goal with a thumping header from a Dan James cross. Juan Mata re-asserted our lead later on in the first half after Nelson Semedo's first Wolves goal had pegged the Reds back.

That win means United have completed the full Premier League without losing away from home. We're only the fourth team in history to complete that achievement in England's top-flight, following in the footsteps of Preston North End in the 1880s and Arsenal in the eary 2000s. The boss said it was a feat that his team will be "proud" of but called for our home form to improve and match it.