Aaron Wan-Bissaka didn’t have one of his better games against RB Leipzig last night. It’s fair to say anyone watching the game with red tinted specs were left unimpressed by the full-back who is usually brilliant defensively.
First it’s important to note that Manchester United didn’t lose last night or crash out of the Champions League because of Wan-Bissaka. That would be witch-hunt territory and he has done nothing to warrant that.
Eventually, conceding goals early in games was going to come back and haunt us. We can’t keep getting away with comebacks and that’s a risky game to play anyway. I’ve thought about this and have wondered whether Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should start games by telling his players they’re a goal behind once the ball is first kicked.
Wan-Bissaka’s positional sense cost us at the beginning. He was guilty of tucking in way too deep, which defeated the purpose of starting with a back five when we’ve got possession of the ball.
Wan-Bissaka showed vs Leipzig why full-back defending is far more than 1v1 defending
•1st goal- too narrow due to tracking Forsberg who was already marked by Lindelof, so Angeliño too much space to shoot
•2nd goal- again too narrow allowing Angeliño to assist
Poor positioning pic.twitter.com/D2dzfC6lmZ
— Premier League Panel (@PremLeaguePanel) December 8, 2020
I suspect he will bounce back from this with the rest of the lads. This weekend would be a good time in the Manchester derby.
United fans were left unimpressed with Wan-Bissaka and took to Twitter to vent:
— #MUFC (@Jake57048150) December 8, 2020
— Matt The MUFC Fan (@MattTheMUFCFan) December 8, 2020
Wan-Bissaka has been failing to cover his outside for a year and a half now and the fact that it hasn’t been identified and dealt with already tells you everything you need to know about how abysmal at coaching Ole and his staff are. #MUFC
— Chris (@MUFChristopher) December 8, 2020
Wan-Bissaka looks like he has never played RWB in his life.
This is a mess.
There is hope, we beat this side 5-0 a few weeks ago, but something had to change very quickly…#MUFC
— Andrew Lewin (@Alewin7) December 8, 2020
Wan-Bissaka is really struggling tonight! What a horror show. Unbelievable.
— ♡MUFC Girl♡ (@reshmikasingh) December 8, 2020