Aaron Wan-Bissaka has admitted he was nervous about joining Manchester United in June 2019.
He only made his senior debut for Palace in February 2018 and the move completed a meteoric rise.
Wan-Bissaka has written a revealing piece for the Players’ Tribune about his career.
And he has shared he felt that the move to United – and the relocation to the north of the country – might have come too soon for him.
“I’m not gonna lie, I was nervous about the move,” he wrote.
“Was I ready? I felt like I had unfinished business at Palace, that they could still help develop me, before I moved on. I had always planned on staying longer.
“After being so eager to break into the first team, this felt like such a jump to a new life away from home, away from my parents and my family.
“But … it’s Manchester United. These offers don’t come around every day, you know what I’m saying?”
Wan-Bissaka might soon be helping a new right-back settle
Wan-Bissaka also touched on how welcoming the dressing room was, despite his fears they might look down on him for coming from a side lower down the Premier League.
He may soon be playing his part in helping fellow countryman Kieran Trippier settle at Old Trafford.
Like Alex Telles on the left, United are looking for a new, experienced face to offer competition and increased attacking intent on the right of their defence.
That would be another challenge for Wan-Bissaka, who has been the established right-back since his arrival but it would be up to him to rise to it.
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