Will Fish.

Another youngster added to European squad

Wednesday 14 April 2021 12:00

Will Fish is the latest Academy product to be promoted to Manchester United's Europa League squad.

The local lad has been training with the first-team group this week as defenders Harry Maguire and Luke Shaw are unavailable for the quarter-final second leg against Granada due to suspension.

Will Fish is a leader at the heart of the defence.

Fish is a tall centre-back who has risen through the ranks at the club. Although still eligible for the Under-18s, he has been a regular in the Premier League 2 side this term under lead coach Neil Wood.

The 18-year-old has also appeared in this year's FA Youth Cup and will relish the experience of being around Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's senior squad.

Formerly Under-16s captain, he has taken on the armband at a higher level at times this season with the Under-23s and displays clear leadership qualities from the heart of the defence.

Under-23s team-mate Anthony Elanga was added to the B list for the Europa League ahead of the first leg in Spain, and was on the bench, with Fish the latest new name on the roster.