Manchester United defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka should feel devastated over the current state of his career at the club, says transfer insider Dean Jones.
How long has Wan-Bissaka been at Manchester United?
Wan-Bissaka enjoyed a breakthrough season in 2018-19 when he was Crystal Palace’s Player of the Year after an outstanding first full season with the club.
His performances were so good that it led to a move to Manchester United that summer in a £45 million deal, where he would have been expected to became the first-choice full-back for club and country going forward.
That role at club level seemed to be going to plan for the defender, as he racked-up over 100 appearances for the club in his first two seasons at Old Trafford. However, thanks to form and fitness he was reduced to just 26 games last season and things have only gotten worse under Erik ten Hag this campaign – he has just four Premier League minutes under his belt so far this term.
What does Jones say about the situation?
Dean Jones says that Wan-Bissaka’s current predicament is stagnating his career, and that Manchester United should use his squad place for someone that will be used by Ten Hag.
Jones told GIVEMESPORT: “From Wan-Bissaka’s point of view, the guy’s got to start playing again. He will be devastated to be stalling at this stage of his career, and at the same time you need to open up a gap in the squad to have somebody that’s more useful to them.”
What does the future hold for Wan-Bissaka?
Right now, Wan-Bissaka’s position at Man Utd is a frustrating one. So far this season the 24-year-old has made just one appearance for Ten Hag’s side, and that came as a four-minute cameo during their 2-1 win over Liverpool in August.
It seems clear that the full-back is not part of the current manager’s plans and therefore a route out of Manchester in the January transfer window could be the best thing for his career.
Reports in The Sun this week suggest that Wan-Bissaka could head back to South London and return home to Palace on a loan-deal in January, with the Eagles having to pick up his £80,000-a-week wages.
However, the former England under-21 star will want his long-term future resolved, a snag that could put Palace off the deal.
West Ham United are another club that have been linked with giving Wan-Bissaka an Old Trafford exit. David Moyes wanted to bring in the right-back on deadline day in the summer so it will be interesting to see if he could reignite that interest should the defender become available in the New Year.
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