Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has conducted his pre-match press conference ahead of the visit of Liverpool on Sunday.
Solskjaer’s briefing to the press was seemingly filmed on Wednesday night after the 2-1 win at Fulham but only broadcast on the club’s official app at 1:30 today.
Solskjaer was asked about Aaron Wan-Bissaka, who has come in for some criticism going forward at times.
He referenced Luke Shaw on the other side, who is another player who has had his fair share of doubters but now looks to be in great form.
“Aaron’s one of the best one-against-one defensive full-backs in the world,” said Solskjaer.
“He’s getting better on the ball, he doesn’t give the ball away a lot. He’s not been asked to venture forward much earlier in his career.
“Last season was a learning one for him. Aaron has the time ahead of him and we’ll give him time. In a year or two, you’ll see a top, top full-back.”
On Shaw, he said: “We see Luke who’s two or three years older and he’s really hitting good form now.”
The arrival of Alex Telles seems to have pushed Shaw on to new heights and the challenge for him is to keep it going.
Wan-Bissaka doesn’t have that experienced competition for his spot right now, although Brandon Williams is a promising, more attacking alternative.
So the onus is on him to keep delivering and carry on improving going forward, like Shaw has.
And if the uncapped Englishman has any questions about how to prove the critics wrong and succeed as a United full back, Shaw might well be the best person to ask.
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