Manchester United Have Plans to Replace £50 Million Defender

Aaron Wan-Bissaka

Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s future at Manchester United has been under question ever since the arrival of Erik ten Hag earlier this year.

The 24-year-old has struggled for game time this season, and James Ducker of The Telegraph has reported that “Ten Hag will look to sign a right back in January if Manchester United are able to offload Aaron Wan-Bissaka”.

Erik ten Hag Wants to Replace Aaron Wan-Bissaka

Wan-Bissaka’s 2022/23 Campaign

The tale of Wan-Bissaka’s season so far is a short one. The Englishman has made just one appearance for the club across all competitions, and that was a four-minute substitute cameo in a Premier League fixture.

However, his struggle for game time should not be a surprise.

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The Wrong Fit

It was clear to see before Ten Hag even began his reign at the Red Devils that Wan-Bissaka was going to find it incredibly difficult to slot into the Dutchman’s style of play.

He is an incredible defender – that much cannot be questioned – and whilst he isn’t necessarily as bad with the ball at his feet as some would make out, he certainly is not technically gifted enough to thrive in the current Manchester United set-up.

It is, therefore, no surprise that the club have plans to replace him, but it will be interesting to see what calibre of player they choose as his replacement. Perhaps as recently as last season, the obvious choice would have been to bring in a new starting right-back and demote Diogo Dalot to the bench.

However, with the Portuguese reviving his fortunes at the club amid his incredible start to the campaign, Ten Hag may decide that the 23-year-old deserves to retain his starting spot, with the new signing serving as his understudy.

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