Recently Man United made their 2nd signing for the season – Aaron Wan-Bissaka from Crystal Palace. The Red Devils got the defender for 50mil pounds plus add ons which makes Aaron the most expensive uncapped British footballer in history.
We believe the reason behind that decision is the age of Ashley Young. Born on 9th of July, 1985 the captain is currently 33 years old. And now they have a new defender which is only 21 years old and he is definitely hungry for Premier League football.
Wan-Bissaka made a great season for Crystal Palace – he also managed to receive the highest WhoScored rating (7.27) from all players. he played in 35 out of 38 Premier League rounds where he received 4 yellow cards and 1 red card. According to Premier League Official website, he managed to pull out 70% successful tackles rate from total 129 tackles. On the other side is his Cross accuracy % which only 21% – pretty low for left back.
So, after SkySports confirmed the transfer it’s time to take a closer look at both players and their performances last season.
Defensive Stats in WhoScored:
Wan-Bissaka is owning the stats in every aspect as you can see. But some of those factors have a really impressive difference:
Young vs Wan-Bissaka:
6.87 – WhoScored Rating – 7.27
1.7 – Tackles per Match – 3.7
(more than double)
1.9 – Clearances per Match – 3.7
In terms of attack, there are few factors that Ashley Young is better at. Key passes are one of them and that could be crucial for the game. Clearly, Ashley is the player with a better first touch and control of the ball. But this can easily improve when Aaron starts playing with the Red Devils under Ole Gunner Solskjaer.
The images and statistics in this article are provided by WhoScored.com
Well, we believe that Wan-Bissaka is very skilled British lad which will bring peace and speed to the Red Devils. Let’s check out his best moments so far: