Several Manchester United fans have become lyrical about the young Ethan Laird after his latest impressive performance on loan at Swansea City.
The right-back – who came to the Swans on a season-long loan deal during the summer transfer window – got an assist and helped the Welsh side achieve a third clean sheet in their last five games as they continue to improve under manager Russel Martin, with a 3-0 win over Peterborough United on Saturday afternoon.
Laird, who is still only 20, provided an assist to Jake Bidwell with just two minutes on the clock, allowing the second wing-back to push home from close range to his second goal of the season after connecting with Laird’s excellent low post. .
The United defender, who is considered to have a bright future at Old Trafford, played 79 minutes of the match and received standing ovations from the home fans when he was replaced by Morgan Whittaker.
Laird has received rave reviews from Swansea fans in recent weeks for his fine individual performances, and his performance against Peterborough even attracted the attention of a number of United fans, who are delighted to see the academy graduate make a name for himself in the Championship. . .
Below, MEN Sport has taken a closer look at what some United supporters have had to say in response to the wing-back’s recent outstanding performance.
With United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjær playing with a back-three in the recent win over Tottenham Hotspur, Laird’s performance in the right wingback role at Swansea could stand him in good stead.
Laird could be the man to challenge Aaron Wan-Bissaka for his place on Old Trafford’s first team.
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