Why Manchester United Or Arsenal Must Focus On Signing This Flourishing Premier League Defender
Manchester United huffed and puffed to try and break down Crystal Palace's solid defence on Saturday afternoon, but Jose Mourinho's side failed to break down the Eagles rearguard as they suffered another disappointing result at Old Trafford.
But, while United fans watched their side fail to flourish in front of goal yet again and bag a goalless draw they were witnessing a delightful performance from Palace full-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka, who excelled in his battle with Anthony Martial throughout the 90 minutes, and he is a player that Mourinho should be eyeing up when the transfer window opens in January.
Mourinho lacks significant strength in depth in the full-back positions with Ashley Young, Antonio Valencia and Diogo Dalot often fighting it out for the right-back berth, but while the latter of that trio is getting to grips with the Premier League the former pairing are coming to the twilight of their careers and may soon be facing the United exit.
Wan-Bissaka is the ideal sort of defender Mourinho needs to bring to United, as the 21-year-old is blossoming under Roy Hodgson at Palace and is sure to be knocking on Gareth Southgate's door soon for an England call-up. Much is made of Trent Alexander-Arnold's progression at Liverpool, but Wan-Bissaka is slipping under the radar and he is one that can bolster United's shaky defensive line.
A dominant performance over Martial at the weekend just showed the progression Wan-Bissaka has made since breaking into the team and it shouldn't just be United that are looking for his signature, but Arsenal manager Unai Emery should be attempting to add the youngster to his squad as well.
Hector Bellerin continues to blow more cold than hot in the Arsenal team of late and his defensive abilities are questionable to say the least, so Wan-Bissaka would be an ideal fit for an improving Gunners outfit, and Emery should be lining up a bidding war with Mourinho to lure the exciting youngster to the Emirates Stadium.
Looking at the deal sensibly it's a lot more likely that Emery would fancy Wan-Bissaka over Mourinho, but a defender that has only lost two tackles in his last 10 Palace appearances shows that he is a full-back showing his qualities in the English top-flight, and he should be a marked man by a host of major clubs in the coming months, with United and Arsenal needing him in their squad at this very moment!