He hasn’t kicked a competitive ball as a Manchester United player but already Aaron Wan-Bissaka has made an impression on the club’s supporters.
The full back joined United in a £50million transfer from Crystal Palace last month as manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer aims to bolster his defensive options.
Wan-Bissaka has travelled with his team-mates to Australia – where they’ll play A-League side Perth Glory on Saturday before taking on bitter rivals Leeds United four days later.
🕷️ “’The Spider’ nickname is about the range of my legs when I’m lunging to make a tackle.”
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United held their first training session Down Under at the iconic WACA cricket ground on Tuesday and it was there where Wan-Bissaka caught the eye.
Nicknamed ‘The Spider’ Wan-Bissaka told the club’s official website that derived due to the range of his legs when he’s lunging to make a tackle.
And he demonstrated that with a perfectly-timed tackle on Juan Mata which led to Mason Greenwood scoring.
The piece of skill has been lapped up by United fans who took to Twitter to praise the 21-year-old.
‘Brilliant Wan on Juan tackle,’ tweeted inahazmada.
‘Wan-Bissaka ending careers in training can’t wait to see him in the Premier League next season,’ said @UtdDrip.
‘Full back game Peter Parker. My right back,’ wrote @DeadIyPaul, while @SolskjaerSZN put ‘Best right back in the league’.