Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s willingness to ask attackers to take him on reveals he is ‘arrogant’ sufficient to be a high defender, in accordance Martin Keown.
The 22-year-old solely arrived at Manchester United in the summertime after a £45million transfer from boyhood membership Crystal Palace and was subsequently known as as much as the England senior squad for the primary time, though he is but to make his debut.
Wan-Bissaka was instrumental in United’s shock 2-1 victory over champions and rivals Manchester City, conserving the specter of Raheem Sterling to a minimal and stopping the prolific attacker from taking a single shot on the right track.
He has been one of many few standout gamers in a tough marketing campaign for United and three-time Premier League winner Keown singled him out for particular reward after yesterday’s Manchester derby.
‘[One-on-one defending] is something I was good at myself,’ Keown advised the BBC.
‘This guy is forward of me and folks thought I was good.
‘He can go in either direction and he’s bought that conceitedness to really feel he can say ‘come on, take me on’.’
He added: ‘He’s a powerful defender, merely the perfect one in opposition to one defender within the Premier League. He’s affected person, he will get [so close] to his opponent.
‘[Raheem] Sterling has got electric pace but it doesn’t matter as a result of he goes in. He takes cost of issues.
‘He picks his moment, it’s good defending. His teammates know he is their greatest defender.’
Former Arsenal defender Keown was not the one one to comment on Wan-Bissaka’s skill both, together with his supervisor Ole Gunnar Solskjaer selecting him out for particular reward.
Solskjaer mentioned: ‘The one-v-one battles, especially with the full-backs were unbelievable and Aaron especially was top notch.’