Aaron Wan-Bissaka

Aaron Wan-Bissaka
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Aaron Wan-Bissaka

Current Club: Manchester United.

Previous Clubs: Crystal Palace.

Loan Clubs: N/A.

International: N/A.

Trophies Won: N/A.

It is hard to believe that this lad was a struggling winger just a couple of seasons ago and was destined to drop down the leagues. Then an injury crisis hit Palace and they needed someone to play right back in a training match against the first team, so they stuck him in. The rest as they say is history.

Wan-Bissaka still has filling out to do as he is a youngster still, but he is wiry strong, despite looking a bit frail and thin. Physically he does have a good leap and is quick, very quick with the stamina to get up and down the pitch all game.

Defensively he is probably the best one-on-one defender in the game right now, it is very rare that anyone beats him, despite often being isolated against wingers. He has very quick feet and is not easily tricked, with that ability to make a challenge and usually win the ball that very few other players possess in the modern game.

However, his positional sense is still raw, it is clear he is still learning the game, but he is a quick learner and is improving. You can still see instances when he is caught out because of his positioning. It is certainly something that he needs to focus on.

Going forward he is ok, but the timing of his runs needs work, plus his crossing is not really top level or close to it. Surprisingly for a lad who was a winger. That might be something that comes in time, it is certainly not an issue to learn how to cross and it always annoys me that so few wide players, whether they are full-backs or wingers, bother to put the effort in to learn how to cross on the run.

What he is good at offensively is linking up, quick short-passing moves and one-twos to get up the pitch. Longer passes are not really his thing, he is highly unlikely to even spot a cross-field pass, let alone play one accurately.

Wan-Bissaka is a very effective but limited player. There is nothing wrong with that, a great striker is extremely limited, it is the effective bit that is important. He is not going to dominate the flank like Cafu did, rampaging down the wing and forcing the opposition to panic each time the ball goes to him.

Instead he will shut down his flank and make it very difficult for the opponent to get any joy. He will also get involved in the play at the other end and make some good runs inside, attacking the box when the chance arrives. But he is not the man to link up with a target man and ping crosses in to his head.

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Written by Ed001 September 18 2019 21:04:26