Among all the creative players in the Manchester United team against Wolves, it was Aaron Wan-Bissaka who supplied the decisive pass for the winner.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka‘s cross for Raphael Varane was the difference between the two teams, and saw United leave Old Trafford with all three points.
It was not a night of many strong individual performances. Andre Onana was voted as Manchester United’s man of the match. It was a close run battle between him and the two defenders involved in the winner.
Fellow new signing Mason Mount was much more disappointing, with the gung-ho tactical approach deployed by Erik ten Hag almost backfiring.
Wan-Bissaka in ‘team of the week’
Aaron Wan-Bissaka was the one Manchester United player named in the WhoScored.com Team of the Week.
The right-back had a performance rating of 8.3/10, and was the best Premier League player in his position across the weekend.
Two Wolves players made it in, with Matheus Nunes and Craig Dawson both deserving of recognition after their strong displays to provide United with a stern test.
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Right-back says he wants more assists
Wan-Bissaka got his season off to a strong start with an assist and a clean sheet in his first game on 2023/24.
The assist was particularly noteworthy, considering he did not manage a single one in the Premier League last season despite some impressive displays. His season best is four league assists, in both 2020/21 and 2019/20.
Speaking to The Athletic last week, Wan-Bissaka said: “We do some attack v defence, but obviously with Ten Hag he is focused on the attack, whereas at Palace it was the defence
Asked if he wanted more assists, he said: “Yeah definitely, especially if I am going to be in those positions. It’ll be good to be pushing them numbers.”