Manchester United have a strong list of contenders for the player of the season award.

Anthony Martial, Harry Maguire, and Bruno Fernandes all have cases. But you cannot rule out Aaron Wan-Bissaka either.

Here is a look at three reasons why Wan-Bissaka has a strong case to be crowned Manchester United’s best player of 2019/20.

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Fixed a problem position

Right-back has gone from being Manchester United’s biggest problem to being the most secure spot in the team, and that is thanks to Wan-Bissaka.

He was a priority signing last summer as United looked up upgrade on Ashley Young, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer clearly unconvinced by Diogo Dalot.

The £50 million fee paid for Wan-Bissaka is rarely mentioned because it looks like a bargain.

When Wan-Bissaka is on the pitch, opponents get little joy down United’s right side. Just ask Raheem Sterling, who was shut down several times this season by United’s right-back.

Heading into the Champions League next season United should be confident the club have a defender capable of taking on the best on the continent.

Total consistency

Unlike Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial who have had some quiet games to go with their highs, Aaron Wan-Bissaka doesn’t do ‘off days’.

 

Defensively his performance levels have not dropped all season long, with Wan-Bissaka showing an unerring level of consistency.

As we hoped when he signed, Wan-Bissaka has been able to replicate the statistical consistency he showed for Crystal Palace.

He made a total of 129 tackles this season, more than any player and 101 blocks, with the club website reporting this is the highest in the Premier League in both categories.

In the Premier League he has been a near ever-present with 35 appearances, and United know they have a player they can rely on.

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Sets the tone for entire defence

Wan-Bissaka’s eager-to-tackle ‘nobody gets past me’ approach has an impact on the rest of United’s defence.

He sets the tone with his approach, encouraging his teammates to adopt a similarless fearless strategy.

The right-back has been a major reason why United have conceded only 36 Premier League goals this past season in the league, compared to 54 a year earlier.

To come in at 22-years-old and help change the culture of a defence at a club as big as Manchester United says a lot about the talent and character of a player, and we are proud Wan-Bissaka represents this club.

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