Erik ten Hag shares Aaron Wan-Bissaka update as West Ham United make approach to sign Manchester United man
Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has said Aaron Wan-Bissaka “has done very well” in recent games, despite reported interest in his services from West Ham.
The right-back has been the subject of much interest regarding his future at Old Trafford, following losing his place to Diogo Dalot earlier on in the season, and Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano [4 January] has reported that three Premier League clubs, including the Irons, asked for information a “few weeks ago”.
The former Crystal Palace academy star has started all of Manchester United’s games since the World Cup break, following Diogo Dalot’s hamstring injury, picked up on international duty.
The 25-year-old has notably impressed ever since the restart, becoming a key part of the Red Devils’ resurgence under Ten Hag as they chase a top-four spot.
Wan-Bissaka has been constantly linked with a move away from Manchester, with West Ham one of the clubs keeping tabs on his progress. Romano, tweeting Ten Hag’s praise, also reported “Crystal Palace, Wolves and West Ham have asked for information on Wan Bissaka few weeks ago.”
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With Vladimir Coufal’s future in East London up in the air, along with new signing Thilo Kehrer’s struggles both at right-back and centre-back, the Manchester United defender could well become the perfect solution to David Moyes’ defensive reshuffle.
Indeed, many clubs have been put off by Wan-Bissaka following his struggles at Old Trafford last season, especially in the attacking sense, but the 25-year-old has impressed in more ways than one since his move to the red half of Manchester in 2019.
Moyes expects his full-backs to be excellent defenders first and foremost, and Wan-Bissaka certainly fits the bill in that sense, especially with Coufal and Aaron Cresswell coming under increasing scrutiny in recent weeks for their struggling performances.
If the former Palace man becomes available for a move in the January window, Moyes and the Hammers board should certainly jump in front of the queue to attain his services ahead of potential rivals.