Academy Weekly: U23s return to action

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Teden Mengi made his debut for new loan club Birmingham City, Axel Tuanzebe did the same in Italy with Napoli and James Garner enjoyed a night to remember as Nottingham Forest beat Arsenal in the Emirates FA Cup on Sunday afternoon. For more details on our loanees’ involvement over the past week, head here.

Will Fish was recalled from his loan at Stockport County this week. While the young defender may not have featured as regularly as he might have liked, Fish certainly learnt a lot from his time at Edgeley Park. The temporary move was Fish’s first time away from United having joined the Academy at the age of nine.

Head of Academy Nick Cox said: “Will has learnt a great deal over the last few months, enjoying a range of experiences that will benefit him throughout his career. He loved his time with Stockport County and we have clearly seen how much Will has developed physically and mentally over the last few months.

“There are many different perspectives on loans and people often just look at the number of games played but there is a lot more that goes on behind the scenes. Training every day in a first-team environment and learning from senior professionals, at just 18, is a fantastic opportunity.”

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