Preston sign Manchester United’s Alvaro Fernandez on loan after he extends Old Trafford deal to 2024

Preston sign Manchester United’s Alvaro Fernandez on a season-long loan deal as the 19-year-old – the under-23s’ player of the year last season – also pens a new deal at Old Trafford until June 2024

  • Alvaro Fernandez signed an extension at Manchester United before loan move
  • The talented 19-year-old will spend next season at Preston North End after deal
  • Manager Ryan Lowe said the young left wing-back was ‘a fantastic asset to us’

Preston have signed Manchester United defender Alvaro Fernandez on a season-long loan deal.

The 19-year-old left wing-back, who has yet to make a first-team appearance, was named United under-23s’ player of the year last season.

Fernandez signed a new deal that runs until June 2024 before completing his loan move, the Premier League club said.

Talented teen Alvaro Fernandez has signed a one-year loan deal with Championship Preston

The Spain under-19 international told Preston’s website: ‘I’m very happy, and I want to start with this club as soon as possible.

‘I’ve spoken to the manager about the football, it’s so good. I like his plans for the season so I want to start.’

Manager Ryan Lowe said they had been tracking Fernandez for some time.

‘He’s a fantastic asset to us. He’s going to be a fantastic football player for Manchester United,’ he said.

‘But we need Alvaro to help us in our Championship campaign for us to help him to hopefully one day make his Premier League debut for Manchester United.’

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