Watch: Man Utd loanee Ethan Laird sends player to the shops with skill
Manchester United sent young full-back Ethan Laird out on loan to Swansea City this month and, in his second appearance, he showed his class with some brilliant skill.
The 20-year-old spent the 2020-21 campaign out on loan with MK Dons and after impressing in League One, was deemed ready for the step up.
In Swansea’s clash with Bristol City on Friday night, Laird showed that he is more than ready for the second-tier, putting on a show for the travelling Jack Army.
Joel Piroe fired Russell Martin’s side in front inside 20 minutes with a smart finish and, from then on, the club’s game management was essential. Something that Laird played a part in.
He provided plenty going forward and looked resilient in defence. Towards the end of proceedings, Laird found himself one-v-one with Bristol City left-back Jay Dasilva. After being terrorised by the Swansea man all day, Dasilva was clearly concerned.
It took just a small feint and the former Chelsea man was left chasing his tail, while Laird just stood and admired his work.
Take a look at the incident below.
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