The lowdown: Wan-Bissaka struggles
Having impressed for Crystal Palace whilst making 46 senior outings after coming through the academy ranks in London, the Red Devils shelled out an eye-watering £50m to bring the right-back to Old Trafford in 2019 (BBC).
However, the 24-year-old former England youth international has failed to recapture his peak form in Manchester despite making 125 appearances for the club.
Following the appointment of Ralf Rangnick as interim manager, and the German reportedly questioning whether the ex-Palace defender was good enough to play for United, Wan-Bissaka was usurped by Diogo Dalot in the pecking order, leading to speculation as to whether there was a future for the Londoner at Old Trafford…
The latest: United could ‘listen to offers’
Speaking to GiveMeSport, Sheth has claimed that, although there is no imminent right-back arrival expected, United would still be willing to part ways with Wan-Bissaka in this summer’s transfer window.
He said: “Potentially later in the window. I wasn’t told that it was a priority position.
“As we stand now, I personally haven’t heard of any formal offers that have gone in to United for Wan-Bissaka even though I have been told that they potentially would listen to offers if they did come in.
“Right-back could be a priority position later in the window, but I don’t think it is just now.”
The verdict: Cash in
Having arrived with a burgeoning reputation as being one of the brightest defensive prospects around, Wan-Bissaka has failed to live up to those lofty expectations at United and could foreseeably benefit from attempting to resurrect his career elsewhere, amid links of a return to Crystal Palace.
The Red Devils are unlikely to simply write off the £22.5m-valued Englishman, but should offers within reason be forthcoming, then selling him this summer could well be the best outcome for all parties.
Last season, Wan-Bissaka failed to directly contribute to a single goal in 25 appearances across all competitions, an aspect of his game which many (including Paul Scholes) have criticised since arriving in Manchester as rival clubs’ full-backs flourish in providing an impact in the final third.
If reasonable offers aren’t forthcoming for the full-back who was once hailed by Statman Dave for his ‘phenomenal’ defensive prowess, then United may be willing to accept a loan move as a compromise to give the defender a fresh start elsewhere.
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