Manchester United star’s family in talks over national team switch after England snub

The family of Aaron Wan-Bissaka in talks over change of international team

According to LeopardLeader (h/t Manchester Evening News), the family of Aaron Wan-Bissaka is in talks with the manager of the Democratic Republic of Congo side to change his international team.

The Manchester United right-back has played youth football for both Congo and England while not making his senior debut yet. He wasn’t called up to the 23-man squad for England’s two Euro 2024 qualifier games in March.

The 25-year-old was widely regarded as one of the right-back options for England in the Euro 2021. But, Gareth Southgate chose the other options and stuck with them for the World Cup last year as well.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka of Manchester United during the Carabao Cup Quarter Final match between Manchester United and Charlton Athletic at Old Trafford on January 10, 2023 in Manchester, England
The family of Aaron Wan-Bissaka is in talks to change his international team to DR Congo. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

As of now, England are blessed with three to four elite-class right-backs. So, it would be tough for the likes of Wan-Bissaka to break into that setup.

Hence, it is only right that his family is looking at other options to kickstart his senior international career. Congo could be the ideal team for him to start things off.

After a difficult last season, Wan-Bissaka has returned to his normal best to an extent. He is doing enough to provide competition to Diogo Dalot in the right-back slot for Manchester United.

Erik ten Hag hopeful of Aaron Wan-Bissaka returning for Manchester United vs Leeds United.
Wan-Bissaka has returned to his best this season. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

As much as the former Crystal Palace player is one of the best at defending, his work on the ball leaves a lot to be desired. In the modern game, fullbacks have to be going forward as well.

To progress his game further, the 25-year-old could do by improving his passing and crossing game while representing a country where he can play senior international football regularly.

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For the latter to happen, Congo is probably the best bet for him. We would wish him all the best there and hope that his experience in the international setup would help in growing his overall game.