Introduction: Manchester United came from behind to beat Manchester City in a thrilling match. Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford scored the goals for United, but it was their defensive performance that was the key to their victory. Aaron Wan-Bissaka replaced injured Diogo Dalot and put in a stellar performance, winning 100% of his ground duels, three of four fights, and making one interception. Eric ten Haag’s decision to keep Wan-Bissaka was vindicated as the Englishman was crucial in helping United strengthen their back line.
Manchester United were in a good position to challenge for the title after beating Manchester City.
United recovered well from a goal down to score twice against Pep Guardiola’s side.
The red devils scored goals thanks to Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford.
It was United’s defensive prowess that formed the basis of United’s victory over their noisy neighbours.
It’s a testament to United’s remarkable defensive performance that they restricted City to just one shot on goal.
The Reds, for their part, have only eight shots, four of which hit the target.
At the heart of United’s resolute defense was Aaron Wan-Bissaka.
The Englishman replaced Diogo Dalot, who started against Charlton Athletic but was injured.
Eric ten Haag confirmed that the Portuguese is not sufficiently prepared for the start against City. However, Van Bissaka made sure that Dalot was not left out.
Van Bissaka has won 100% of his ground games against City’s stars – just seven.
The 25-year-old also excelled in wrestling. He won three of the four battles by blocking the right flank.
Van Bissaka was effective. A notable moment during the game was that he went around several City players and deflected tackles and grabs before feeding the ball to Anthony.
The right back made a 100% dribble.
Van Bissaka also made one crucial interception in the 90 minutes he played against City.
The player made an astonishing five turnovers in a bid to help United strengthen the back line.
🚨 Aaron Wan-Bissaka vs Manchester City:
100% ground duels won (7)
3/4 successful fights
100% successful dribbles (3)
5 balls recovered#MUFC
— UtdPlug (@UtdPlug) January 14, 2023
In the game against City, he proved why ten a witch changed his mind and now wants to keep him beyond this month when he initially looked like he was going away.