Wilfried Zaha: What Man United should expect from Aaron Wan-Bissaka
Wilfried Zaha gives his take on incoming Man United signing Aaron Wan-Bissaka
Wilfried Zaha has admitted that he was “shocked” by how good Aaron Wan-Bissaka was the first time he trained with the incoming Manchester United signing.
The 21-year-old is on his way to Old Trafford after the Red Devils agreed a fee with Crystal Palace to make him their second signing of the summer.
Manchester United were looking for cover at right-back after Antonio Valencia left Old Trafford this summer.
The England Under-21 international is widely considered to be one of the most promising right-backs in the Premier League and he should slot well into the first team at Old Trafford.
Now, his Crystal Palace team-mate Zaha has given his take on what the Red Devils can expect from Wan-Bissaka in the coming seasons.
Zaha is quoted as saying by Metro: “I was kind of shocked by how good he was when I played against him
“I’ve played against a few decent right-backs, to be honest, and he’s one of them. You may go past him but he always manages to get a last-ditch tackle in.
“I don’t understand how you go from a winger to a right-back though, because he’s so good at defending, but I think that’s his natural position.”
Zaha went on to reveal that Wan-Bissaka is one of the quieter characters in the dressing room.
He continued: “Unless you speak to him, he will not say a word. Literally, he’s in the changing room quiet.
“But he does his speaking on the pitch, really. That’s why everyone likes him. He doesn’t chirp up much.
“He just comes in, does what he has to do, plays his game, plays well and goes home.
“The games he’s come in, the players he’s played against, I was kinda shocked because it’s just like, ‘oh, he’s playing against Sanchez today’. ‘He just deals with it casually. I like his mentality.
“That’s how I am when I go on the pitch, no matter what kit you’re wearing, I will not fear your team because of what you’re wearing, I’ll play the same way.
“And that’s what I feel he does, he’ll take on whoever, he’ll tackle whoever, and that’s why I rate him as much as I do.”
Manchester United are thought to be on the lookout for a number of signings this summer as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks to strengthen his squad ahead of next season.
The Red Devils finished in sixth place in the Premier League table and without a trophy last term.