Man Utd boss says youngster can “make a real difference” after impressive Championship loan spell

Manchester United boss Marc Skinner has given his thoughts on the impressive form of one of his young stars during their Championship loan stint.

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Grace Clinton has been in excellent form for Bristol City after joining the Championship outfit on loan in January, scoring five goals in just seven appearances.

The Robins moved six points clear at the top of the table last week with a 1-0 win over Southampton and are now odds-on favourites to gain promotion back to the Women’s Super League, with 19-year-old Clinton earning rave reviews for her performances in the Bristol City engine room - performances Skinner says he has been delighted with.

“I’m been really, really happy with Grace” said the Manchester United head coach.

“Grace has the best temperament and the best brain but we just needed her to be consistently playing so we could challenge those decision making processes and to be honest, the way Bristol City play their football suits us aswell with the way we want to dominate the ball.

The 19-year-old joined the club from fellow Women’s Super League side Everton last summer but struggled for game time in the first half of the season, however, she has been a revelation for The Robins and Skinner believes the teenager is all set to make a big impact at United.

“Not all loan moves work out as you want them too but this season has been really good for the loan moves, it has been a particularly successful year.

“It has been a really good move for her and so what we will do end the end of the year is once we’re done and their (Brdone, I will sit down and assess exactly where she is at and make the plan with her. But it is great to see because Grace is one that can come into Manchester United in the future and make a real difference.”