Manchester United right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka has revealed his passion for tackling the Premier League’s wingers after his summer transfer, MySportDab reports.
Some of Wan-Bissaka’s opponents don’t try to get past him anymore.
‘There are some times, I can tell, when players are frustrated going down through my side and just stop,’ Wan-Bissaka said.
‘That makes me excited and very aware of my ability. There have been players who joke around and ask ‘any chance?’ they can get past me.’
Raheem Sterling already knows how it feels after coming second best against Aaron Wan-Bissaka in the anticipated Manchester Derby a few weeks back now.
Their clash was one of the most exciting full-back/winger battles that has been seen in the Premier League this season and therefore produced Wan-Bissaka’s best ever performance.
Sterling had been optimistic of winning their battle after accelerating past Wan-Bissaka during the early stages of the game at the Etihad.
‘You can to allow it once so you prepare better next time and know how to position yourself,’ Wan-Bissaka added.
“When he did reach the byline I started in line with him. The next time I started behind him so when he kicked it past I had time to recover.’
‘Yes, not to allow them to do it again because it’s not a good feeling them going past you,’ he continued.
‘I knew it was going to be a long game. He is one of the best wingers in the Premier League and I knew I had to step up my game.
‘It’s a good feeling [doing well against Sterling], especially a player like him with his ability. It took real concentration because he can go in or out and has got pace. He’s probably faster than me so that was a game I had to really focus on and actually go hard at it.
‘Was that the toughest battle of my career? Yes, but since my debut with Crystal Palace [against Tottenham] no winger is going to be easy.
‘It’s going to be a challenge every game and they are only going to be better players trying every week.”