Having just picked up Hull’s Player of the Month award, Manchester United loanee Di’Shon Bernard is making waves in the Championship. The 21-year-old defender sat down for an exclusive chat with LiveScore about his career and plans for the future.
Di’Shon, great to speak to you. You are three months into your loan spell with Hull. How are you finding life at the MKM Stadium?
It’s been going really well! I’ve got quite a few games under my belt now at Championship level and it’s been great to test myself against better quality players. As a team, the results haven’t quite been going as we would have liked but we don’t feel we’re too far away.
Considering you spent last season in League Two with Salford City, stepping up into the Championship is quite a leap — has it taken some time to adjust?
Quality-wise, 100%. Sometimes in League Two, you can make a mistake and get away with it — you aren’t punished properly. In the Championship, if you slip up, there are better quality players waiting to put any chance you give them away. It’s a case of being switched on at all times.
Tell us a little more about your start in football. You were with Chelsea for a lot of your childhood and then ended up at Manchester United. How did that come about?
It was a big move for me. I had been in digs at Chelsea but I was always able to go home at weekends. Moving up to Manchester was very different. I was on my own, away from my parents for the first time. I think that helped me mature quicker so it was a positive move in that respect.