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​Man Utd youngster Laird reveals Martin role in Swansea loan

Manchester United youngster Ethan Laird has spoken about the trust that Swansea City head coach Russell Martin is showing in him.

The 20-year-old defender has signed for the Championship outfit for the entire 2021/2022 campaign.

Laird, who will wear the no.27 shirt with the Welsh outfit, worked under Martin when the latter was manager of MK Dons last term.

"I am buzzing, I cannot wait to get started and get out on the pitch," said Laird, per the club website.

"This is a big club, a very big club, and the type of club I want to play for. I played here once before at the stadium when I was 16 (for Manchester United Under-23s) and I really enjoyed it.

"It was exciting to watch the game against Sheffield United, the fans here are intense and I cannot wait to play in front of them.

"I just want to get out there and experience it.

"I also love working with Russell and I just know he can get the best out of me. The big thing about him is trust. When I came in from United, he told me exactly how it was straight away.

"I just learnt so much in that short amount of time, it was unbelievable so I knew if I worked with him again, I could continue to improve and develop.

"I love the style of play. I think it is the best way to play football, it is entertaining, and it is how you want to see your team play, getting those passes in. That's what I enjoy and that's why I am here."


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