Michael Owen reacts to Man United move for Aaron Wan-Bissaka

Michael Owen has his say on Man United's move to sign Aaron Wan-Bissaka from Crystal Palace

Michael Owen
Liverpool FC legend Michael Owen (Photo: BT Sport)

Michael Owen believes that Manchester United are paying over the odds for Aaron Wan-Bissaka this summer.

The Red Devils have been strongly linked with a move to sign the Crystal Palace defender and widespread reports on Wednesday suggested that they had agreed a fee close to £50m for the 21-year-old.

Wan-Bissaka was in good form for Crystal Palace last season, notching up three assists in 35 Premier League games for the Eagles.

Manchester United were keen to strengthen their options in that position after Antonio Valencia left the club earlier this summer.

However, former Red Devils and Liverpool FC striker Owen clearly seems to think that Manchester United are paying over the odds for the England Under-21 international.

Owen took to Twitter on Wednesday and wrote: “Transfer window starting to hot up. I like Wan-Bissaka defensively but he’ll need to improve on the ball and going forward to justify the huge fee. I’d expect the finished article for that money.”

Manchester United are believed to be on the lookout for a number of new signings as they look to add to their squad ahead of next season.

The Red Devils finished in sixth place in the Premier League table and without a trophy last term after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was brought in as the club’s new boss following the sacking of Jose Mourinho in December.

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