Manchester United in talks to extend Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s contract
According to a report in The Telegraph (Subscription Required), Manchester United are actively pursuing a contract extension for Aaron Wan-Bissaka. The 25-year-old right-back is in the final year of his contract. Even though United have the option to extend the current contract by one more season.
Wan-Bissaka’s journey at Manchester United began with a £50 million transfer from Crystal Palace on June 29, 2019. During his time at the club, he has amassed an impressive 164 appearances, netting two goals and providing 12 assists.
His reputation in the Premier League has primarily revolved around his defensive prowess. He showed exceptional ability to read the game and time his tackles to perfection.
United are looking to reward Wan-Bissaka for the progress he has made under the manager Erik ten Hag. Since the transfer window has closed, the focus of the club has shifted back to securing a dependable player.
Notably, Wan-Bissaka faced challenges, including injuries, when Ten Hag assumed the managerial reins at the club.
Back then, Diogo Dalot occupied the right-back position, and there may have been doubts about Wan-Bissaka’s future at Old Trafford. However, he displayed unwavering determination and refused to concede defeat.
In the recent game against Arsenal, Dalot was compelled to fill in at left-back due to Luke Shaw‘s injury. This underlined Wan-Bissaka’s pivotal role as one of the club’s reliable right-back options.
Wan-Bissaka has started all four games of the current season, and Wan-Bissaka has shown the trust that Ten Hag has placed in him.
The English full-back also commended the Dutch boss for his influence in enhancing the attacking capabilities of full-backs. A testament to this was Wan-Bissaka’s assist that secured victory against Wolves, highlighting his improving offensive contributions.
While showcasing his growth in attack is important, Wan-Bissaka’s primary objective remains regular playing time.
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Securing a contract extension for one of the club’s most dependable players is as significant as any marquee signing. United fans can rejoice in the news of retaining a player who is entering his peak years.