Luke Shaw has described Aaron Wan-Bissaka as the “best one-v-one defender in the world”, while backing his colleague to win Manchester United’s Player of the Year award for 2019-20.
Wan Bissaka completed a £50 million ($62m) move to Old Trafford from Crystal Palace last June, after a hugely impressive final campaign at Selhurst Park.
The 22-year-old established himself as one of the most consistent performers in the Premier League during his two-year spell with the Eagles, and has been able to transfer that form to one of the world’s biggest clubs.
Shaw won United’s in-house award for the best performer at the club last term, and thinks Wan Bissaka deserves the accolade this time around after proving to be a “superb signing”.
“I can’t look past Aaron Wan-Bissaka. For me, he’s been the most consistent player this season,” the 24-year-old said of his team-mate on United’s official website.
“If you look back at all the games we played, I can remember only one mistake, for the penalty at Watford, and that has literally been it.
“He has been a solid eight out of ten in every other game he’s played, never puts a foot wrong, puts his foot in the right position every time and, for me, he’s the best one-v-one defender in the world. No-one can get past him, he’s really improved that side of his game and his attacking side too.
“You can see Azza is learning each day and wanting to learn more too. He’s been a superb signing for us, so I have to have him in there.”
Source: News update