Manchester United will make another decision on Aaron Wan-Bissaka in the January transfer window after deciding not to sell the right-back during the summer.
Wan-Bissaka has been low in the rankings of striker Erik Ten Hag and has only played four minutes of adult football so far this campaign. He came off the bench late during the 2-1 win over Liverpool at Old Trafford, replacing rival right-back Diogo Dalot.
However, Wan-Bissaka remained on the bench throughout the entire Premier League match against Southampton. He did not even make the starting line-up for a league match in September.
Manchester United £50m was spent on the Englishman’s arrest from Crystal Palace in the summer of 2019. The massive cost of the defender is causing a headache for Tin Hag.
He doesn’t seem to believe in Wan-Bissaka’s ability to move forward. This is why the Dutchman heads for Dalot on the right side of defense in most matches.
While Dalot isn’t as good defensively as his teammate, he does provide a much greater threat in the offensive third.
Wan-Bissaka has been linked with United’s exit during the summer. His former club Palace, along with West Ham, were looking into a deal.
Transfer in the end never happened The full-back must now spend most of the next few months on the bench.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s future is in focus
but according to the athlete Reporter Laurie Whitwell, United will ‘reconsider’ their decision not to sell Wan-Bissaka in January.
It is reported that Tin Hag decided early in his tenure as manager that Wan-Bissaka was not good enough to be a long-term right-back. As such, United made the 24-year-old available for a transfer.
And it wasn’t just Tin Hag who was looking for a paradox. Wan-Bissaka’s family was apparently calling for deportation. This stems from the player’s failure to get used to life in Manchester.
Palace made a £10m bid for him, but United didn’t want to take such a big financial hit. They also delayed Wan-Bissaka’s loan offers, Whitewell claims.
The journalist adds that United are likely to “reconsider” their situation once the transfer window reopens. They will make a final decision on whether Wan-Bissaka has a future in Old Trafford, or whether he needs to sell.
Palace and West Ham are likely to return with new proposals for the former England Under-21 national team player this winter.
Manchester United will lose to the defender
But they are unlikely to come close to United’s £50m expenditure. This will again cause a problem in discussions.
At some point, United will have to face the fact that they are going to lose their money at Wan-Bissaka. They shouldn’t have spent that much money on it in the first place.
It would be better for them to get £20m from Palace or West Ham. If an offer is made in this area, United should cut their losses and return at least some of the money to the club.
Wan-Bissaka will pay the Red Devils to let him leave, unless he miraculously makes his way into the first team over the next few months.
The defender needs to get his career back on track. And playing regularly for a top-tier club, like Palace or West Ham, is the perfect way to do that.