It’s been quite the turnaround for defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka.
After joining Manchester United from Crystal Palace under previous manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, it was expected that his fortune’s would change under a new management approach.
With the likes of Trent Alexander-Arnold, Kyle Walker and Reece James redefining what the modern right-back looked like, many thought a more defensive player in that position simply wouldn’t stack up. Especially under a manager like Erik Ten Hag, who uses the full backs in a progressive manner.
However, Wan-Bissaka proved his critics gone towards the end of last season when he won back his place from Diogo Dalot.
And now The Daily Mail are reporting that Manchester United are due to give Aaron Wan-Bissaka a new contract to reward his resurgence under manager Erik ten Hag.
The paper reports that club officials are planning to discuss a contract extension with Wan-Bissaka’s representatives as soon as the transfer window closes. It’s expected that the new contract will see an increase in pay for the player, with his current wages at around £100k a week.
Wan-Bissaka’s current contract is due to expire next summer, although the club do hold the option for an extra year.
Despite the club being linked to right backs such as Denzel Dumfries in the past, it seems as if the club and manager are happy with the options there for now. It seems that Wan-Bissaka and Dalot will continue their battle to claim that right back spot and a contract renewal is a sign that the club see a future for Wan-Bissaka in that position.
A new contract would be quite the turnaround for the player, as it was rumoured that the club were considering selling him back to Crystal Palace last summer.