Aaron Wan-Bissaka set to switch to center-back during pre-season
Manchester United defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka could switch to center-back position
during pre-season in either back three or back four.
Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjær is keen to see the right-back in a more central role in
pre-season matches to find out if he could handle the position
Wan-Bissaka, 23, is their quickest and best tackler and could be ideal in the middle of a
back four – or even right side in a three.
It would make United’s backline more flexible if he could copy Kyle Walker at Manchester
City and play both slots.
However, Solskjaer doesn’t want Wan-Bissaka to find himself benched should Trippier
arrive and NSL Understands the defender will be given a shot at center-back this summer
if Trippier arrives.
England and Liverpool legend John Barnes says Wan-Bissaka – who may yet switch
international allegiance to DR Congo – was harshly treated by Gareth Southgate.
The Three Lions boss picked FOUR right-backs in his initial 26-man squad for Euro 2020,
before Trent Alexander-Arnold was forced to withdraw through injury.
Wan-Bissaka was left out as Reece James, Walker, Trippier, and Alexander-Arnold were
selected. Barnes said: “Look at Aaron Wan-Bissaka – he is our best right-back by far in
“But because he is not as good on the ball as the others, he got unfairly overlooked.