Aaron Wan-Bissaka was Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s second Manchester United signing.
He made his big move from Crystal Palace in July 2019 and plays pretty much every game when he is fit.
There are still areas for the Englishman to improve upon but establishing yourself as first choice at the biggest club in England at the age of 23 is no mean feat.
Wan-Bissaka’s tackling is his biggest strength and that has seen him put in some outstanding defensive performances in a red shirt.
In an interview with the club’s official website he was asked to choose his best performance for the club, and opted for one against United’s next opponents Manchester City.
Wan-Bissaka selected the last game at Old Trafford to be played in front of fans, the 2-0 win over City in March.
The United defender said:
“The derby against Manchester City [the 2-0 win]. I would say that would be my best one.
I enjoyed that one; I always enjoy those games to be honest. Raheem Sterling is a player who just doesn’t stop.
He keeps coming, keeps coming at you and that keeps the battle going throughout. After every tackle, I just wanted to go again and keep doing it to help the team.“
That game saw him make a staggering eight tackles as he kept Sterling quiet all afternoon.
Three interceptions and two tackles topped off an afternoon which showed exactly why United signed him.
It was an absolutely elite defensive performance. He shackled one of the league’s outstanding forwards in a one-against-one battle.
Wan-Bissaka admits elsewhere in the interview that he needs to work on his play going forward. His assist on Friday against Aston Villa underlines that improvement.
And when it comes to marking a dangerous winger out of the game, there’s no better full back in the Premier League than Wan-Bissaka. Neymar found that out in Paris this season.
A repeat performance on Wednesday could help United book a place in their first final since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took over.
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