Jamie Carragher believes Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s attacking displays will define his career at Manchester United.
The 21-year-old has settled into life at Old Trafford brilliantly, immediately making the right-back position his own.
Wan-Bissaka has started in both Premier League games so far, recording a clean sheet against Chelsea and contributing a solid defensive performance in United’s draw away to Wolves on Monday Night.
The youngster is already a fan favourite at the club, but Carragher thinks he must develop another side to his game to because a long-term success under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
“He’s difficult to get past. That [defending] is what you expect him to be good at,” the former Liverpool defender told Monday Night Football, as quoted by the Sport Review.
“Let’s not forget, he’s been used to being at Crystal Palace, used to being in his own half of the pitch more often than not.
“What will define his Manchester United career, probably more than the defensive side, will be what he’s like in the attacking half of the pitch, where he probably hasn’t got as much experience.”
As Carragher notes, Wan-Bissaka is often used to defending deep from his time at Crystal Palace. He would not have had such opportunities to attack at his previous club under Roy Hodgson, so it will take time to develop the attacking side to his game.
However, previously a winger, Wan-Bissaka does have some ability going forward and it’s about delivering right crosses for United’s attackers to get on the end of.
Wan-Bissaka may not have set the world alight going forward so far, but he has done the job of a right-back expertly, and the new look defence including Harry Maguire looks much more solid than what was fielded last season.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka vs. Wolves:
most final third passes (27/38)
most tackles won (9/10)
9 more final third passes and 5 more tackles than any other player. 🕷 🕸 pic.twitter.com/JJbaVNluQS
— Statman Dave (@StatmanDave) August 19, 2019