Andreas Pereira has laid praise on his new Manchester United team-mate Aaron Wan-Bissaka.
The quotes follow the north-west club’s 4-0 win over Premier League rivals Chelsea in their opening game of the Premier League season.
Pereira said: “The attackers took their chances but not only did we score four, we didn’t concede any goals. We worked very hard defensively.
Here is what he had to say about summer signing Aaron Wan-Bissaka: “Aaron [Wan-Bissaka] was brilliant. I don’t think anyone can get past him one versus one.” (Source: South China Morning Post)
Wan-Bissaka made his debut following his big-money move from Crystal Palace.
The England under-21 international has built up a reputation for his tackling style that saw Manchester United splash out £50m on him. Last season, no Premier League defender made more tackles per game (via WhoScored). And against Chelsea, the former Crystal Palace man won the most tackles for his side (6), which was more than double the next player (3).
The Englishman has helped change the dynamic of the Manchester United defence. Compared to his predecessor, Ashley Young, he looks like a very big upgrade.
Wan-Bissaka was far more solid in defence last season as he averaged more tackles per game than Young, so he will certainly help a Man United defence that shipped 54 goals, the most conceded out of the top-nine clubs.
If the right-back competes to a similar level for the rest of the season and Harry Maguire also keeps on performing, the Old Trafford giants can finally have a defence to be proud of.
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