Grant McCann says Michael Carrick gave a ringing endorsement of new Hull City signing Di’Shon Bernard.
The 20-year-old defender became McCann’s sixth signing of a productive summer so far when he agreed a season-long loan deal from Manchester United on Friday.
Bernard, who progressed through the youth ranks at Chelsea before moving to Old Trafford as a teenager, spent last season on loan at Salford City in League Two making a name for himself.
City have been keen to add cover in their defensive ranks following Reece Burke’s departure for Luton Town earlier this summer, and McCann says ex-England and United midfielder Carrick impressed on him just how talented Bernard is.
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“Everyone knows we were in the market for a right-sided centre-half and we’ve waited patiently for Di’Shon,” McCann told the club website.
“The fact he’s been in the Manchester United first team the past few weeks and been part of their pre-season plans shows how highly they think of him.
“From speaking to Michael Carrick, and one or two other people at Man United and Salford, I feel it’s a positive progression for the lad.
“He’s confident and got lots of qualities; he’s quick, good at handling the ball, aggressive in the way he plays, wants to play on the front foot and likes to drive forward.
“We feel we’ve got a really good player on our hands and we’re looking forward to working with him.”