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Man Utd great heaps praise on Wan-Bissaka.

Updated: Mar 25, 2020

  • Wan-Bissaka has been in impressive form for United this season.

  • United's Wan-Bissaka put in one of his best performances against England superstar Raheem Sterling in the Manchester derby a few weeks ago.

Wan-Bissaka has hit the ground running at Man United since his £50m move last summer. [Getty]
Wan-Bissaka has hit the ground running at Man United since his £50m move last summer. [Getty]

Rio Ferdinand has heaped praise on Aaron Wan-Bissaka, saying the former Crystal Palace right-back is among the top defenders in the Premier League following his flying start to life at Man Utd.

The 22-year-old right back, who secured a move from Selhurst Park to the Theatre of Dreams for £50million last summer, has drawn comparisons with Liverpool's Trent Alexander-Arnold, after his brilliant display against Man City's Raheem Sterling in the Manchester derby.

The Reds' Alexander-Arnold has been labelled one of the best full-backs in the Premier League after breaking into Jurgen Klopp's side few seasons ago, however, former Red Devils captain Ferdinand insists Wan-Bissaka is right up there with the Liverpool right-back.

"If you moulded them two players together, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Trent Alexander-Arnold, you’ve got the best player," the Man United great Ferdinand said on an Instagram Q&A.

"Aaron Wan-Bissaka one-versus-one, I’ve seen [Raheem] Sterling play against him and Sterling rinses everybody, he finds it hard against Wan-Bissaka.

"One-versus-one he will match you physically, he will run with you, he will slide on the floor if you’re getting away from him a little bit more and he has to go into overdrive.

"He can cover people, unbelievable. He could play right side of a back three at Man United if they wanted to, I think he’d be brilliant there."



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