Kieran Trippier was continuously linked with a move to Manchester United this summer but a move never materialised. Instead, back-up defender Diogo Dalot returned from his season-long loan at AC Milan to act as Wan-Bissaka’s understudy.
The general consensus has generally been that Wan-Bissaka is the clear first choice but United’s pursuit of Trippier could mean Solskjaer is looking for a change.
The young defender is an exceptional one-on-one defender but has been known to struggle with crosses and involvement in the attacking third.
Dalot is a far more effective player with the ball and according to the Manchester Evening News, he is ‘confident’ of regaining his place in the team ahead of Wan-Bissaka. Wan-Bissaka’s dismissal against Young Boys earlier this week is the lowlight of his time at the club so far.
Dalot was introduced for the remainder of the game but with United down to 10 men and generally failing to keep the ball for longer than a few seconds at a time, he struggled to impress.
How Solskjaer decides to go from here will, however, be telling. Wan-Bissaka finally has a challenger and perhaps a run in the team for Dalot is warranted.