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Manchester United defender attracting interest from two Championship clubs

Manchester United defender Di’Shon Bernard is reportedly attracting interesting interest from Huddersfield Town and Coventry City in this summer’s transfer window. 

Bernard was handed his senior United debut by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in November, as he played the full 90 minutes in a 2-1 defeat to Astana in the Europa League.

The former Chelsea youth team centre-back, 19, impressed in Neil Wood’s Under 23-side this season, making 12 starts in the Premier League 2 Division 2.

But the teenager appears to have fallen behind to academy teammate Teden Mengi in Solskjaer’s plans for giving opportunities to the club’s young prospects.

Mengi, an imposing leader who is a year younger than Bernard, has trained with the first-team since the restart and made his first senior appearance off the bench in the dead-rubber Europa League last-16 tie against LASK.

According to Telegraph journalist Mike McGrath, Championship sides Huddersfield and newly promoted Coventry have both registered an interest in Bernard who will need to leave to ensure first-team football next season.

Manchester Evening News reported this week that Bernard is in line for a loan move, but McGrath has stated that the club are still yet to make a decision on whether they will sanction a temporary or permanent exit for the Englishman.

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