Manchester United are expecting offers for right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka this summer, according to Fabrizio Romano.
The 24-year-old has come off the bench in three of our four pre-season games but Diogo Dalot has started every game of Erik ten Hag’s tenure so far.
The Portugal international looks to be in control of the right-back spot at the moment and the £50m signing from Crystal Palace faces a tall order turning his Manchester United career around, judging by the early evidence of the Dutchman’s reign.
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Unlike Dalot, bombing forward, being comfortable in possession and being a constant attacking outlet isn’t something that comes natural to our number 29.
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Wan-Bissaka is far more comfortable sliding into tackles and defending one-v-one, but for a football purist like Ten Hag – that isn’t simply going to cut it at Old Trafford.
Manchester United are expecting offers for Wan-Bissaka
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Crystal Palace have shown an interest in re-signing their former academy product but they haven’t yet made an official bid.
Transfer guru Romano believes that if United do allow Wan-Bissaka to depart this summer, Ten Hag could look to reunite with Sergio Dest.
The 52-year-old managed the USA international during their time together at Ajax and the right-back could be available from Barcelona this summer.
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“More recently, we’ve also seen some speculation involving Manchester United and the USA international, and my understanding is that they could be open to signing a new right-back at some point, but it will depend on Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s future, Romano explained.
“At the moment Man United have not opened any talks for Dest. They are expecting offers for Wan-Bissaka – there had been contact with Crystal Palace but so far no official negotiations.”
Unlike Wan-Bissaka, Dest would pose a stern challenge for Dalot and with Ten Hag seemingly wanting two quality players in each position, a move for yet another player with Ajax connections could materialize this summer if ‘expected offers’ for Wan-Bissaka come to the fore.
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