Aaron Wan-Bissaka believes Manchester United are well placed to kick on for the rest of the campaign.
After joining from Crystal Palace in the summer, the 22-year-old has settled in quickly at Old Trafford and looks a brilliant right-back for the future.
However, Man Utd started the season in disaster form and it hasn’t been the easiest of teams for new players to come into. Daniel James is doing well but more will be expected of Harry Maguire throughout his time at United.
Even though it hasn’t been a great season thus far, the Red Devils head into the new year with the Carabao Cup semi-finals and Europa League knockout phase to look forward to.
United are currently four points adrift of the Champions League spots in the Premier League and Wan-Bissaka is confident the club can make strides over the coming weeks and months.
“I’m happy with the team and what we’ve done together, so far, and I think there’s more to come,” he said ahead of Sunday’s trip to Watford (via ManUtd.com).
“That’s why I joined — to be part of such a great club. The fans have been great. They help me in every game and their reactions to my tackles help me a lot during games. It’s nice to hear the praise.”
In the recent 2-1 win over Man City, Wan-Bissaka was incredible, showing exactly the reason why Solskjaer decided to spend big on him last summer.
“My first derby was a good experience,” Wan-Bissaka added.
“I was excited for it and I was excited after the game. It was a terrific week for us. At the end of the season, I’ll look back (at the statistics). It’s always good to know the numbers are high.”
Solskjaer still has some work to do t0 his defence, but Wan-Bissaka looks like he will be United’s right-back for a very long time.
Finally — after years of watching a winger turned defender try make the role his own.