Manchester United loan young defender Ethan Laird to Championship club Swansea to gain experience after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gave him his first taste of senior football in 2019
- Swansea boss Russell Martin managed Ethan Laird at MK Dons last season
- Laird is in contention to make his debut for the Swans against Stoke on Tuesday
- He played for Manchester United twice in the Europa League in the 19/20 season
Swansea have signed Manchester United defender Ethan Laird on loan for the rest of the season.
Laird is reunited with Swansea boss Russell Martin after spending the second half of last season on loan at MK Dons.
The Swans said on their official website: ‘The 20-year-old defender will spend the remainder of the 2021-22 season at the Swansea.com Stadium and will wear the number 27 shirt.
Manchester United defender Ethan Laird has joined Swansea on a season long loan deal
Swansea boss Russell Martin previously worked with Laird at his former club MK Dons
‘Laird is in contention to make his Swans bow in Tuesday’s Championship clash with Stoke City, with the deal having been registered in time.’
Laird is Swansea’s sixth summer signing following the arrivals of Kyle Joseph, Liam Walsh, Joel Piroe, Jamie Paterson and Flynn Downes.
He has made two first-team appearances for United, both in the Europa League, against Astana and AZ Alkmaar, during the 2019-20 season.
Swansea named former MK Dons manager Martin as their new head coach earlier this month following the departure of Steve Cooper in July.
The Swans have signed a number of players this summer including Kyle Joseph (left)