Erik Ten Hag has spoken about Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s recent upturn in form.
Despite signing for £55m less than four years ago, Wan-Bissaka, 25, looked like a strong candidate to be sold in the January transfer window.
Arguably not the kind of player that fits Ten Hag’s style of football, Wan-Bissaka’s more defensive approach is in stark contrast to teammate Diogo Dalot, who appeared to be the manager’s preferred choice at right-back.
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However, after injuring his hamstring at the start of the year and being forced to miss six matches (TM), Dalot made way for Wan-Bissaka, who was given a rare opportunity to impress Ten Hag.
Stepping up and grabbing his chance with both hands, the former Crystal Palace defender has proved invaluable in Dalot’s absence, and consequently, talk of him leaving the club has significantly died down.
And opening up recently on whether or not he is happy with the London-born full-back’s performances, Ten Hag, who spoke to the club’s official media team, said: “Yes, of course.
“He is improving his game and I’m happy with his return. He had a difficult first part of the season but he fought himself back and that’s a credit to him.
“If you struggle, you fight yourself back; that’s what life is about, and especially top football.”