The improvement made by Manchester United in the 2019-20 campaign is “clear to see”, says Aaron Wan-Bissaka, with more expected from the Red Devils and their £50 million ($61m) right-back whenever competitive football resumes.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side were making positive progress prior to reaching a coronavirus-enforced break. New life had been breathed into a Premier League top-four bid, while progress was also being enjoyed in FA Cup and Europa League competition.
Uncomfortable questions regarding consistency and commitment of certain individuals had been quietened, while Solskjaer has seemingly edged away from the chopping block once more.
Wan-Bissaka is among those taking plenty of encouragement from United’s recent showings, with an 11-game unbeaten run enjoyed before hitting lockdown.
“When you look back at our performances from the early weeks of the season compared to how we were playing in the weeks before lockdown, the improvements are clear to see,” Wan-Bissaka told United’s official website.
“You can see how confident we’re getting in front of goal and we’re just getting better as a team.”
Asked to pick out his toughest opponent, the England hopeful said: “I’d say Raheem Sterling; those are the battles I’ve enjoyed the most.
“He keeps going, just keeps on coming at you. Doesn’t matter if he doesn’t get past you in one challenge, he keeps coming back for more every time. That’s what I like.
“I’ve been happy with my performances in both league derbies and the results both times were just what we needed.
“The second one was just before lockdown, and that was an incredible afternoon. We were prepared for that game and we showed that as a team on the pitch. When Scott McTominay scored the second goal, the whole stadium just went off and you could see what it meant to everyone.”
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