Di'Shon Bernard


An imposing centre-back who was formerly with Chelsea.

The defender spent some time at the Aon Training Complex on trial and impressed sufficiently to earn a move to Manchester. Bernard enjoyed a decent run in the Under-18s side over the course of the 2017/18 season, making nine appearances in all competitions and was a regular starter towards back-end of the league campaign. The 17-year old centre-back was included in Kieran McKenna's squad for the Dallas Cup tournament in the USA. Bernard scored in an 8-0 thrashing of Higashi Fukuoka, before the Reds were knocked out in the semi-finals by Arsenal. He also started the national final against his former club Chelsea and became a regular at the heart of the back four in 2018/19. Not only that but the central defender developed a knack of finding the net as he scored against the Blues again, in a fabulous 4-3 FA Youth Cup win, and also in the next round during the defeat to Brighton & Hove Albion. He finished with four goals in 21 appearances for Neil Ryan's team and also gained plenty of experience in the Under-23s, making five starts.

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