Demetri Mitchell‘s superb start to life on loan at Hearts continued on Sunday with a sublime finish to compliment his third ‘Man of the Match’ performance in under a month.
The youngster was handed his senior debut for Manchester United back in May against Crystal Palace and impressed with a diligent, energetic display at left-back.
He joined Hearts on loan over the January transfer window and has looked right at home from the start, claiming three ‘Man of the Match’ performances in just five outings.
And he capped off a swift counter-attacking move against St Johnstone with a scintillating strike to claim his first goal for the fifth placed Scottish Premiership side.
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Most of the noise following that 2-0 win over Palace surrounded Josh Harrop, who claimed a superb goal on his first and only senior appearance for United, but the real star of the show that day was Mitchell.
He performed fearlessly and seemed to relish the challenge, bursting across the surface in a kind of calculated, ineffaceable frenzy that led to many suggesting he would factor in Jose Mourinho‘s plans for the 2017/18 campaign.
But his decision to join Hearts following an impressive first half of the campaign under Ricky Spragia – during which he didn’t miss a single game – is proving to be the right one. And while Mourinho goes searching for reinforcements at left-back over the summer, one part of the solution could be sitting right under his nose.