Manchester United are in the form of their season as they secured a promising 2-1 win over Manchester City at the Etihad, days after trumping Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur.
The derby win was engineered through first-half goals from Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial. City tried their best to get goals back but only had the headed goal of Nicolas Otamendi to show for 90 minutes of gametime.
A part of the reason why City was unable to make their way back and net goals, a feat they are best in the League at, is due to the fact that United stonewalled their attempts with a capable back four, choking any and all opportunities from open play.
Fans have now praised the efforts of one of those defenders in particular.
From a purely defensive perspective, Aaron Wan-Bissaka is sensational. Lost count how many times he’s thrown his body on the line today. Magnificent.
— United Xtra (@utdxtra) December 7, 2019
Aaron Wan-Bissaka had a 100% tackle rate against Manchester City pic.twitter.com/pRJ3jGzUFQ
— utdreport (@utdreport) December 7, 2019
I genuinely could not care less that Aaron Wan-Bissaka cannot regularly create goals when he constantly prevents them with play like that.
— ً (@utdrobbo) December 7, 2019
Haven’t seen Wan-Bissaka have a poor game yet. So reliable and solid so far again. Brilliant signing.
— Liam Canning (@LiamPaulCanning) December 7, 2019
— MUFC Scoop (@MUFCScoop) December 8, 2019
Aaron Wan-Bissaka defended his title of ‘The Spider’ during the fixture as his tackles single-handedly fizzled out a good chunk of City’s forward play.
There were many who advocated him to be named Man of the Match for the fixture and a simple causal effect shows that his insistence at keeping the Sky Blues out of the box may have eventually led to United’s win.
The former Crystal Palace rightback is rapidly proving himself to be the perfect summer signing and will be gutted at having the cleansheet robbed on Saturday.
Nevertheless, fans will be eager to see him in action more often, especially in the still crowded December matchlist.