Wan-Bissaka Has Created More Chances In The League Than Alexander-Arnold In 2020

Liverpool's Trent Alexander-Arnold.

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It isn’t much of a question whether Liverpool would secure the Premier League title this term, with the Reds establishing their authority early on this season having lost only one of their domestic games.

In contrast, Manchester United have demonstrated a season with plenty of lapses in the initial months which dragged out further due to a couple of injuries until the arrival of Bruno Fernandes which stabilised the situation up to an extent.

Nevertheless, in terms of the efficiency of the right-back position in the defense line, the Red Devils have the Reds beaten.

In accordance with the updated stats, Aaron Wan-Bissaka (11) has created more Premier League chances from open play since the beginning of 2020 than Trent Alexander-Arnold (10).

Now although the difference might seem ineffective, the United full-back’s development this year demonstrates the growth of Man United in the same time period.

The 22-year-old successfully pocketed one of the prime offensive threats in the Premier League on Sunday night in their local derby, as almost all of the attempts to get forward by Raheem Sterling was stopped right in the tracks by the Mancunian asset.

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Plus there arose a moment in the same fixture which sparked electricity amongst the home crowd when he burst into the City box, taking three opponents out of the game.

The bold forward run seemed like an accurate depiction of how the Mancunian side’s offence is no more confined to an axis, where all the opposition has to do is to stop the one danger-man to stop the attack.

Moreover, the defender has established the fact that he could switch between offense and defense effectively depending upon the situation which makes him a potential threat on the right flank any day.