Manchester United fans were not happy at all with Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s performance with the ball on Wednesday night, as the young right-back couldn’t keep the ball or cross it properly to his teammates.
Many fans compare Wan-Bissaka with Trent Alexander-Arnold however there seems to be a popular consensus now that even though Wan-Bissaka is a better defender, Liverpool’s young star is superior on the ball.
The stats back this up too, with Wan-Bissaka averaging a whopping 4.1 tackles per game in the league but only grabbing one assist, while Alexander-Arnold has eight top-flight assists but only makes 1.5 tackles per game.
Given the way modern full-backs are often deployed though, especially at big clubs who want to dominate matches, Wan-Bissaka will certainly have to improve his abilities with the ball at his feet, and he showed no signs of that against Wolves on Wednesday evening.
The former Crystal Palace man, signed this summer for £50m, was solid as usual in defence with four tackles, but he lost possession 20 times, completed none of his four cross attempts and none of his three long ball attempts, per Sofascore.
Check out some of the best Twitter reactions down below…
As good as Wan Bissaka is, having started out a winger you would think his final ball would be better. Having said that, that's probably why he ended up a full back
— Matt (@Matt_Rhodes_) January 15, 2020
I just can't bend my mind around the fact that such a good defender as Aron Wan Bissaka can't cross the ball. What does he do during training? #MUNWOL
— Jeff Jayden (@audigeo) January 15, 2020
Wan Bissaka and Ashley Young crossing the ball pic.twitter.com/OAq5YXiGAS
— Jon Askey (@jonaskey88) January 15, 2020
Wan Bissaka is useless after the half way line.
— Oloye Akin Alabi (@akinalabi) January 15, 2020
Love wan bissaka as a person but goddam I’ve never seen a fullback so bad at crossing
— steve (@steve81694549) January 15, 2020
If Only Wan Bissaka could cross, he has everything apart from crossing!
— Chris Bracegirdle 🔰 (@ChrisJamesBrace) January 16, 2020
Not as bad as Wan Bissaka! His crossing is shocking
— Welsh_G (@GRoberts16) January 15, 2020
Manchester United face Liverpool in their next English Premier League game on sunday.