Man Utd academy chief Cox: Fish stronger for Stockport spell

Manchester United academy chief Nick Cox says Will Fish will be stronger for a tough loan at Stockport County.

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.

Cox told manutd.com: “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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