Manchester United were in a brilliant form of games prior to the COVID-19 lockdown period. The club appeared to be facing a fresh renaissance under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and the credit of their success could be ascribed to the marked improvement in the roster.
In that regard, the players they’ve purchased so far this season have played an instrumental role in the Red Devils’ recent success. Harry Maguire, Daniel James, Aaron Wan Bissaka, and more recently Bruno Fernandes and Odion Ighalo have all been incredible in their own regard.
Of these, it is Wan-Bissaka, purchased from Crystal Palace for the oft-contested sum of £50 million, who has garnered a formidable reputation for being a fierce defender to go up against. However, when the 22-year-old was quizzed by a fan on the club’s official website as to who his toughest opponent was, the reply was apt.
Wan Bissaka answered: “I’d say Raheem Sterling; those are the battles I’ve enjoyed the most. He keeps going, just keeps on coming at you. Doesn’t matter if he doesn’t get past you in one challenge, he keeps coming back for more every time. That’s what I like.”
He goes on to add: “We were prepared for that game and we showed that as a team on the pitch. When Scott scored the second goal, the whole stadium just went off and you could see what it meant to everyone.”
Certainly one of the more memorable moments of United’s campaign and one that plotted their upward rise.
Talking about how the lockdown was affecting him, the Spider proved that he was still in the performance mojo, opining: “As for competitive football, I’m missing it every single day. Part of my plan for coping with all the spare time is watching back our games from this season. It gives me the chance to look back over what we’ve done and learn from it for when we’re allowed to get back to doing what we love.”
Needless to say, fans will be itching to return to football as well once the crisis has subsided and a semblance of normalcy returns.