Aaron Wan-Bissaka went under the radar in United’s win over Tottenham. Against City he stood out as one of the best players on the pitch.
In midweek he wasn’t tested too much, while still looking solid. At the Etihad he was asked more questions, and answered every single one.
Raheem Sterling and Kevin de Bruyne both tried to get the better of the United right-back and each came up short changed.
Sterling in particular was frustrated as Sterling shut him down as United sealed an impressive win.
Two first half goals from a Marcus Rashford penalty and Anthony Martial set United on the way to a vital win.
Outstanding individual display
United’s whole defence was impressive, even if we were denied a rare clean sheet. Wan-Bissaka’s performance really caught the eye.
He made 5 tackles, 2 interceptions, 7 clearances and blocked 3 shots. There was no way past him.
United spent £50 million to sign Wan-Bissaka in the summer and he has instantly improved a right-back position which was one of the biggest problems last season. It has now become a position of strength.
Solskjaer was impressed, telling United’s website: “Aaron, he’s playing against Sterling out there, Mahrez out there, De Bruyne out there and they just couldn’t get past him.”
His defending is outstanding and while he can improve his attacking output, this was a huge performance, arguably his best since signing for the club.
The only low note was him losing Nicolas Otamendi for City’s consolation goal late on. This didn’t undo all his good work beforehand.
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