|How has Wan-Bissaka fared this season?|
Name: Aaron Wan-Bissaka
Date of Birth (Age): 26th November 1997 (22)
Signed: 1st July 2019
Assists: 4 assists
Contract till: 30th June 2024
A fairly good start to his career at Old Trafford. A £50 million bid saw the English Right back move from London to Manchester, July last year. Solskjær needed to address the defensive frialties of the previous season urgently, bringing in English internationals, Wan-Bissaka and Maguire for a combined fee of £130million. Without a shadow of a doubt, the decision paid off. Manchester United ended up having the second best defensive record in the league compared to a total of 52 goals conceded in 2018/19 campaign. The simplest way to state the impact the two new arrivals have had on the team!
Since his arrival Aaron has matured a lot. Initially he seemed shy towards the media, slowly maturing to handle himself well, which every United player inevitably finds themselves in. On a footballing aspect, what more to state the obvious than a total of 138 tackles in a single league season! He also made 11 successful tackles in a game against Norwich City, breaking the record for most number of succesful tackles in a single game. Elite.
Wan Bissaka has simply been a rock at the back. Prime example would be his performances against Raheem Sterling. He also has 4 assists to his name. Regardless, he needs to improve going forward massively. In an era, were modern fullbacks are also required to do the job of a winger and contribute going forward, the standards most recently set by English first-choice Trent Alexander-Arnold, Wan-Bissaka has shown some deficiencies. Surely he himself would be critical of that. To oust the Liverpool right back as the first-choice international Wan-Bissaka immensely need to improve his attributes with the ball. That being said, it would be too harsh to judge him ‘not good enough attacking-wise’ at such a young age. Hopefully he becomes more of a threat, with some effort put in by himself and the coaches.
Season Rating : 7.5
Ambitions for Next Season?
Teaching a defender how to attack is far easier than teaching a defender how to defend! With some improvements, we might actually have a gem in our hands in the form of Aaron Wan-Bissaka! Defensively there is no better full back in the whole league than Aaron Wan-Bissaka. He has certainly made a name for himself all over Europe, with those trademark slide tackles of his! The Spider.