Fabio da Silva admits his opinion of Man United star has changed

Former Manchester United full-back Fabio Silva has recently admitted his first impressions of current defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka have changed, for the better.

Da Silva, 30, enjoyed six successful years at United (2008 – 2014) during a spell which saw the popular Brazilian lift four major trophies, including two Premier League titles.

The passionate full-back, who now turns out for French side Nantes, has recently spoken about his old club side’s current right-back.

Wan-Bissaka, 23, joined United during the summer of 2019 after making the switch from domestic rivals Crystal Palace.

Since the young defender arrived at Old Trafford he has been one of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s mainstays which is best echoed by the fact the 23-year-old has featured in 75 matches, in all competitions.

Upon his arrival, Wan-Bissaka was best known for his defensive capabilities as he continues to showcase exceptional tackling, recovery runs and marking attributes.

However, as the 2020-21 campaign surpasses it’s half-way mark, Wan-Bissaka’s offensive threat is beginning to develop and have an effect on his side’s attacking intent.

After scoring his first senior goal for the Red Devils during a 4-1 win over Newcastle United back in October last year, Wan-Bissaka recently doubled his tally earlier this week.

Whilst in action against Southampton, Wan-Bissaka opened the scoring in a game which saw the Red Devils eventually go on to equal a 9-0 goalscoring tally.

Speaking exclusively to MEN, da Silva has revealed how he was unsure of how much impact Wan-Bisska would have when he first joined, but went on to admit he’s now changed his opinion.

“I think he’s already improved, to be honest,” said Fabio.“I watch a lot of Man United, I follow them, and before he arrived I thought as an offensive full-back for United, he’s not going to do it.

“Everyone knew he was a great defender, his positioning is good, but at the beginning I thought: ‘I don’t know’.

“But now, really, he has improved a lot. He can still improve more, he is young, but now he’s a much better offensive player than when he arrived. So if he keeps improving, he will be a fantastic player, I really like him.”

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