Former Man United star advises club to improve this key position by adding competition

Fabio advises Manchester United on how they could further improve Aaron Wan-Bissaka

Speaking to Manchester Evening News, former Manchester United defender Fabio advised the club to sign a new right-back in a bid to further improve Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

The Brazilian knows a thing or two about playing in that position. After all, he did win the league title playing under Sir Alex Ferguson.

Fabio mentions that he was not sure if the former Crystal Palace defender could cut in offensively for the club. But he says Wan-Bissaka proved him wrong and has already improved a lot at the club.

“He can still improve more, he is young, but now he’s a much better offensive player than when he arrived.”

Manchester United signed Aaron Wan-Bissaka from Crystal Palace.
Manchester United signed Aaron Wan-Bissaka from Crystal Palace.

The Red Devils were linked with a move for former Tottenham Hotspur right-back Kieran Trippier in January. However, a 10-game ban diverted United’s attention from him.

In light of this, the Nantes right-back thinks that signing another player in Wan-Bissaka’s position would further help the Englishman improve.

Wan-Bissaka needs competition

He gave the example of Luke Shaw playing better this season because of the competition he faces from new signing Alex Telles. Similarly, he thinks Wan-Bissaka could benefit from competition as well.

“This definitely makes you play better, so for Wan-Bissaka if they bring in a good right-back, you’re going to help him to improve.”

Manchester United lack a dependable backup for Aaron Wan-Bissaka.
Manchester United lack a dependable backup for Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

The 30-year-old states that playing each game in a comfort zone, without having to fight for your place, drives a player’s performance down.

Wan-Bissaka’s defensive abilities were never in doubt. And recently, he has also chipped in with the odd contribution going forward.

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However, Fabio is right in saying that competition down that side could also up his game. Also, it can provide Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with another option if he ever wants to rest the Englishman.