Man Utd: £50m star's situation 'not great' at Old Trafford

Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag deep in thought

Manchester United defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka is not in a great situation at Old Trafford, according to transfer insider Dean Jones.

If the 24-year-old is to leave United this summer, Jones thinks joining Crystal Palace on loan could be his only option.

What is the latest news involving Wan-Bissaka?

According to the Manchester Evening News, United have offered Wan-Bissaka to at least one club.

The same outlet states that the right-back has been informed that he is not part of manager Erik ten Hag’s plans.

Prior, multiple outlets, including BBC Sport, reported that Palace are considering making a move for Wan-Bissaka, so the club in question could be the Eagles.

A switch to Palace would see the Englishman rejoin the south London outfit three years after leaving them for United in a £50m deal.

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What has Jones said about Wan-Bissaka’s future?

Jones has told GIVEMESPORT that things do not sound great for Wan-Bissaka and a loan move to Palace does not really work for United.

Speaking to GMS, the transfer insider said: “It doesn’t sound great for Wan-Bissaka, but if Crystal Palace are the only team right now showing interest in him, that’s going to be a loan deal and that doesn’t really suit Man United.”

Why is Ten Hag willing to let Wan-Bissaka go?

Wan-Bissaka has a lot of good qualities. In fact, after he arrived at Old Trafford, Colin Omogbehin, who worked with the full-back at Palace, said he was “tailor-made” for United. Defensively, there are few better players than him.

“One-versus-one he will match you physically, he will run with you, he will slide on the floor if you’re getting away from him a little bit more and he has to go into overdrive,” Red Devils legend Rio Ferdinand said a couple of years ago.

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In attack, though, there is obviously room for improvement. In the 2021/22 season, he failed to score or create a goal in the 26 appearances he made in all competitions.

Over the last year, he also ranked in the 18th percentile for progressive passes, 42nd for touches in the attacking penalty area and 33rd for progressive passes received among full-backs (via FBref), really putting the above into perspective.

At 24, Wan-Bissaka, of course, does have time to improve, but it looks like he may not get that at United under Ten Hag, who seemingly wants a right-back who is offensively better.

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