With his Manchester United future looking extremely bleak under Erik ten Hag, the 25-year-old’s fortunes have dramatically changed since the domestic season resumed.
With fellow right-back Diogo Dalot returning to Carrington with an injury following his exploits at the World Cup, United’s number 29 has capitalised on the former Porto man’s unavailability.
Having played just four minutes of football under Ten Hag prior to the World Cup, Wan-Bissaka has started United’s last six games.
Crystal Palace baulked at Manchester United’s £25m asking price for Aaron Wan-Bissaka
It seemed that the former England Under-21 international would be heading for the exit door during the January transfer window, but Wan-Bissaka has managed to play his way back into Ten Hag’s plans for the remainder of the campaign at least.
The three-time Eredivisie winner cited the winter break as the key moment in Wan-Bissaka’s renaissance.
But things could well have been different if Wan-Bissaka’s former club Palace were willing to meet United’s asking price.
TalkSPORT report: “Palace were interested in bringing Aaron Wan Bissaka back to Selhurst Park but were reluctant to meet Manchester United’s £25million asking price.
“Wan Bissaka’s impressive recent form deputising for the injured Diogo Dalot also means United boss Ten Hag is less willing to let him go this month.”
Palace weren’t willing to pay half what the Red Devils paid to bring Wan-Bissaka to Old Trafford from the Eagles in the summer of 2019.
Despite having somewhat of a revival at the Theatre of Dreams, Wan-Bissaka was at fault for Arsenal’s equaliser on Sunday as the right-back was caught ball watching which allowed Eddie Nketiah to head home.
Wan-Bissaka’s long-term future at the club will no doubt come under scrutiny in the summer transfer window when Ten Hag puts plans into place for the next phase of his rebuild at Old Trafford.