Wan-Bissaka’s Display vs Young Boys Showed He’s Not Going To Make It Under Rangnick

Man City's Gabriel Jesus in action with Man Utd's Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

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Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s first match under Ralf Rangnick was a huge disappointment, with the right-back now in danger of losing his place permanently to Diogo Dalot.

Rangnick made 11 changes to his starting XI for the Champions League clash with Young Boys, as the encounter was a dead rubber due to the hosts already securing the top spot in the group.

This allowed the German tactician to experiment with his team, and provided some of the fringe players an opportunity to audition in front of the new manager at Old Trafford.

Wan-Bissaka, a regular feature under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, got his first start under Rangnick against Young Boys. But the Englishman failed to impress and stake a claim for a place in the starting XI in the league ahead of Dalot.

He lacked confidence going forward and offered nothing in possession. Wan-Bissaka could’ve also communicated better with Donny van de Beek, as the latter’s misplaced pass led to Young Boys’ equaliser. The former Ajax midfielder also put in an unconvincing display on Wednesday night.

Considering the importance of having an attacking full-back in Rangnick’s 4-2-2-2 setup, and Dalot’s exploits against Arsenal and Crystal Palace, it’s tough to see how Wan-Bissaka will work his way back into the starting XI.

Unfortunately, the 24-year-old also appeared to be seriously hurt at the end of the match after colliding with an advertising board.