Manchester United Recall Ethan Laird From Swansea For Loan Switch To Bournemouth

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Manchester United have recalled Ethan Laird from Swansea City for a loan switch to Bournemouth until end of 2021-22 season.

Laird joined Swansea on loan in August 2021 where he provided four assists in 21 appearances in all competitions for the Swans, who have struggled to mount a promotion challenge this season.

Man Utd have therefore decided to recall the 20 year-old and instead send him on loan to Bournemouth who currently top the Sky Bet Championship standings under Scott Parker.

In a statement concerning Laird’s loan switch to Bournemouth, Utd said: ‘Everybody at United would like to wish Ethan the best of luck for the second half of the season as we follow his progress at the Vitality Stadium.’

Bournemouth’s Chief Executive, Neill Blake added that he believes Laird “is an exciting prospect” and feels “very pleased” to have completed the loan deal.

Explaining why the Cherries chose to swoop for Laird’s services, Blake added: “His style of play fits perfectly with ours and I’m confident he can help us build on what has been an excellent first half of the season.

“He has impressed during his two previous loan spells and is very well thought of at Manchester United, so we couldn’t be happier to have secured his services.”

Laird will wear the number three shirt during his loan spell at the Vitality Stadium and could make his debut for the club away at Yeovil Town on Saturday 8 January in Third Round of 2021-22 FA Cup.

Swansea meanwhile issued their own statement about Laird’s recall, in which they commented: ‘Everyone at Swansea City would like to thank Ethan for his contribution during his brief time at the club, and wish him every success in his future career.’

This move sees another Utd youngster playing under Scott Parker’s management after Timothy Fosu-Mensah previously played under Parker during the final three months of 2018-19 season at Fulham.

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