Impressive Form Of Solskjaer’s Signing Could Change Man Utd’s Transfer Plans

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks dejected after the match.

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Aaron Wan-Bissaka wasn’t even considered a viable option at right-back under Erik ten Hag in the first half of the season. Now, he could impact Manchester United’s transfer plans.

In October, following the Red Devils’ win over West Ham, the United boss praised Diogo Dalot for his impressive defensive performance in a narrow 1-0 win, and pointed out that “a club like Manchester United needs two good full-backs”.

At the time, Ten Hag had only handed the Englishman four minutes of playing time in the league, and it was expected that he would be on his way out in the January transfer window.

But the 25-year-old, who was signed by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer from Crystal Palace in 2019, made the most of the World Cup 2022 break and after a good mid-season training camp became a regular under the former Ajax man.

Wan-Bissaka’s first league start under Ten Hag came against Nottingham Forest late in December. He delivered a convincing performance, as United scored three unanswered goals at home. He has managed seven more league starts since then.

He also started ahead of Diogo Dalot in United’s goalless draw against Southampton over the weekend. A clean sheet despite playing the majority of the match with ten men reflected very well on the side’s backline.

Both Dalot and Wan-Bissaka have proven to be capable options at right-back against different oppositions and in different game-state.

As per Fabrizio Romano, considering Wan-Bissaka’s resurgence, United are more likely to spend on other positions.

If United’s showing in the final third in recent weeks is anything to go by, then a new forward or two should be high on the club’s summer wish list.