What Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Said About Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s Signing

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gestures.

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Manchester United officially confirmed that they have signed Aaron Wan-Bissaka from Crystal Palace. The 21-year-old right-back is their second signing of the season after Daniel James.

This saga has been going on for a while now, with the Red Devils believed to have secured the deal for a £50 million transfer fee.

The official statement reveals that Wan-Bissaka has signed a five-year-long deal with the club with the option to extend a further year.

Speaking about the acquisition, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer certainly appeared pleased (via manutd.com): “Aaron is one of the best upcoming defenders in the Premier League.

“He has the right work ethic, talent and mentality to play for Manchester United and he fits exactly the type of player that we are looking to bring into the squad to help us improve and push on further.

“Aaron is a young, hungry player and eager to learn and that’s important at his age. I am delighted he has signed with us and we look forward to continuing his tremendous development so far.”

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These words confirm the speculation that Solskjaer and company have been looking to sign upcoming British talent. A host of other names are also being linked with them at the moment with the deal for Sean Longstaff also believed to be in some positive realms of progress.

Wan-Bissaka had this to say about the move: “It’s an unbelievable feeling and an honour to call myself a Manchester United player and something I know that only a small number of players have the privilege to say.

“I can’t wait to get going and integrated into the squad. I will have a short break now after the European Championships but I’m looking forward to starting training with the manager and my new team-mates on the pre-season tour.”

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