Aaron Wan-Bissaka was outstanding as Manchester United defeated champions Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium.
The full-back produced perhaps his best performance in a red shirt so far, nullifying the threat of Raheem Sterling.
We counted just one time Sterling found his way past Wan-Bissaka, who made numerous key blocks and interceptions as United held on in the final minutes.
The 22-year-old also ventured forward with more confidence than we have seen in many games, providing support for Daniel James and co on the United counter-attack.
Wan-Bissaka and his fellow defenders’ stability in defence provided the platform for a rampant United going forward in the first-half.
While he is often criticised for his lack of quality going forward, no one can doubt his defensive abilities. Wan-Bissaka is the best defensive full-back in the league, which he exemplified dealing with Sterling and Kevin de Bruyne who often drifted to the left.
See his stats from a monumental defensive effort below:
Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s game by numbers vs. Man City:
100% successful take-ons
5 tackles won
4 blocked crosses
Sterling didn’t have a single shot on target. 🕷🕷🕷 pic.twitter.com/FiyMWkw7xv
— Statman Dave (@StatmanDave) December 7, 2019