Allardyce takes credit for £50m Man Utd youngster

Date published: Tuesday 20th August 2019 12:15

Sam Allardyce has taken credit for converting £50million Manchester United star Aaron Wan-Bissaka into a right-back during his time as Crystal Palace manager.

Wan-Bissaka was converted to the right-back position relatively late in his development and made his Premier League debut in February 2018, completing his switch to Old Trafford after just one full season with Palace.

He told the Guardian it was first-team coach Kevin Keen and youth team coaches Richard Shaw and Dave Reddington that changed his position but Allardyce was keen to take the credit when he spoke to talkSPORT.

“We converted him into a right-back at Palace, so I know him very, very well,” Allardyce said.

“He didn’t break into the team when I was there, but he was training with us every day and he always looked the best prospect of the youngsters.

“He’s done a terrific job.

“There’s big pressure on him, a £50m signing and playing for Manchester United, but he looks very comfortable, I’m glad to say.”


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