Manchester United defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka is likely to stay at the club in January, says Fabrizio Romano.
The Lowdown: Wan-Bissaka situation
This led to the Manchester Evening News claiming West Ham United’s potential interest in taking the Englishman on loan back in December.
The Mirror also reported Wolves’ interest in Wan-Bissaka, with it looking ominous just weeks ago that the 25-year-old wouldn’t be finishing the season at Old Trafford.
The Latest: Romano’s comments
However, Wan-Bissaka’s situation looks to have gone full circle at United, with him starting the last five league games in the absence of Diogo Dalot.
And Romano has recently revealed on his YouTube channel that there now looks to be a change of heart from Erik ten Hag.
He said: “On the right-back situation, there is an important update, and it is about Wan-Bissaka.
“Aaron Wan-Bissaka has now a very good chance to stay at Manchester United.
“You remember in November, in December, he was available on the market after a very difficult first part of the season. Now, the feeling is the opposite: it’s for Wan-Bissaka to stay at Man United.
“Man United, at the moment, are focusing on Wan-Bissaka as the player to create competition to Diogo Dalot, who is of course the owner of the right-back [position] at Manchester United.”
The Verdict: Set to stay
Wan-Bissaka will surely now stay in Manchester, with his displays in place of the injured Dalot something of a renaissance for the 25-year-old, who had looked down and out under the Dutchman.
Indeed, he looks better than ever at Old Trafford, with an incredible goal-saving tackle in his last outing against Crystal Palace seeing the recipient of the last-ditch attempt – former teammate Wilfried Zaha – say (as quoted by The Sun): “Any other player [and we could’ve won it at the end]. As I’m running through I had a look back, a little look back, and I thought oh my god it’s Aaron.
“He’s the only one that can do the scoop tackle. It was a great tackle and I can’t say anything else about it.”
Ultimately, with Dalot injured and no return date set (as per MEN), Wan-Bissaka’s chances of leaving look minuscule at present, and the defender himself has probably had a change of heart given his minutes and form of late.
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