Juan Mata raves about ‘unbelievable’ Man United summer signing

Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata gives his verdict on summer signing Aaron Wan-Bissaka

Juan Mata
Juan Mata (Photo: The Sport Review)

Juan Mata says he has been hugely impressed by Manchester United’s “unbelievable” summer signing Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

The Red Devils signed the England international in a £50m deal from Premier League side Crystal Palace in the summer transfer window.

Manchester United signed Wan-Bissaka to fill the void left by Ecuadorian full-back Antonio Valencia, who quit the Red Devils in the summer.

Wan-Bissaka has been one of the few Manchester United players to emerge with any real credit in the opening two months of the season.

The Manchester United summer signing has already won over the Red Devils supporters thanks to his tenacious approach to fulfilling his full-back duties.

And his team-mate Mata has been quick to heap praise on Wan-Bissaka after the Manchester United right-back’s impressive start to the season.

“He’s very, very good in defensive duties, very good in tackling,” Mata told The Times.

“I’ve never seen any player like him, he’s unbelievable.

“Even in training you think you’re past him and then he comes and takes the ball straight. He has very long legs! I can only see him improving.

“Like Anthony, he’s a shy, reserved guy but confident on the pitch.”

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer signed three British players to start his revamp of the Red Devils squad after he replaced Jose Mourinho last term.

The Red Devils snapped up Welsh winger Daniel James in a £17m deal from Championship side Swansea City before Wan-Bissaka completed a big-money move to Manchester United.

The 20-time English champions set a new world-record transfer fee for a defender after Harry Maguire completed a £80m move to Manchester United from Leicester City.

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