Manchester United have added another of their young talents to their Europa League squad ahead of the quarter-final second leg against Granada.
Clubs in UEFA competition can add as many players under the age of 21 to their ‘B list’ as they want during the season, with Red Devils forward Anthony Elanga making the bench for the 2-0 win at Granada in the first leg after he was included on the list in the days prior to the game.
And now ahead of the second leg, the club have confirmed that 18-year-old centre-back Will Fish is the latest teenager to be called up, with the Manchester-born centre-back perhaps set for a role in the matchday squad against the La Liga outfit.
Fish has risen through the United youth ranks, captaining the Under-16s and briefly playing for the under-18s before becoming a regular in the Under-23s side, captaining them on seven of his 17 appearances in Premier League 2 this season.
The tall defender has been given the No.48 shirt by United, and will hope to be involved in the squad on Thursday with club captain Harry Maguire suspended along with Luke Shaw and Scott McTominay after all three were booked in the first leg.
One other presence to catch the eye at United training on Wednesday was Phil Jones.
The England international hasn’t played for the club this season, and has become something of a forgotten man under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Jones – who remains eligible for both the Premier League and Europa League this season having been included in both squads – didn’t train with the main group as they prepared for Thursday’s match, but was instead working separately with fitness coaches as he bids to make a return before the end of the season.