Introduction: Manchester United put on a stunning show in the Manchester derby on Saturday, bringing the title race back into focus. The Red Devils have been in outstanding form since the World Cup, and Aaron Wan-Bissaka has been a major contributor to their success. His stellar performances have caught the eye of former club Crystal Palace, who are now unable to match United’s price tag for the right-back. Meanwhile, Wolverhampton Wanderers and West Ham United have also been linked with Van Bissaka, but his excellent form looks to have secured his long-term future at Old Trafford.
Manchester United produced a thrilling Manchester derby win against Manchester City on Saturday, opening the title race.
United are just one point behind reigning champions City and six points behind leaders Arsenal.
The Red Devils won 10 games at Old Trafford and turned it into the fortress it was under the great Sir Alex Ferguson.
AWB impressed everyone
One of the main creators of the triumph in the derby and of United excellent form after the World Cup was Aaron Van Bissaka.
The right-back looked destined to leave in January after spending just four minutes on the pitch ahead of the World Cup, with Erik ten Hag opting to use Diogo Dalot at right-back.
But an injury sustained by the Portuguese during an exhibition in Qatar meant the Englishman was given his chance and he took it with both hands.
1) Aaron Wan-Bissaka ~ Calm under pressure
I was really impressed with AWB’s performance yesterday, here he got out of a tight situation very well using his quick feet, he ended up shooting at the end of that move and United won a corner.pic.twitter.com/YRwYZBgTIH
— Charlie (@ThreadmanChaza) January 15, 2023
And now the Red devils they are unlikely to talk about Wan Bissaka leaving in the January transfer window.
His former club Crystal Palace have been closely linked to the former fan favorite’s move, but now The Sun has reported that the new reality could hit them hard.
Crystal Palace fear they will be re-signed by Manchester United’s Aaron Wan-Bissaka at a price. The Eagles wanted to bring him back to Selhurst Park after he became a second-string player at Old Trafford.
Palace will no longer be able to match United’s price tag.
And his improved position in the team will likely put the Eagles at a disadvantage, and the player’s salary has always been an issue.
“But United will now demand a fee to part with the right-back as his recent form raises his status in the squad.
“And it won’t be easy for Palace to buy him and get the same wages as at Old Trafford,” the report continued.
Wolverhampton Wanderers and West Ham United were also once linked with Van Bissaka, but he deserved a long stay at the club thanks to his hard work and impeccable performances.