Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson has said that he has been impressed by the start former Eagle Aaron Wan-Bissaka has made at Manchester United.
The 21-year-old, who moved to Old Trafford from Selhurst Park for £50m at the end of June, has featured in both of United‘s opening Premier League games against Chelsea and Wolves.
Speaking to reporters at a press conference ahead of Palace’s clash with United on Saturday, Hodgson praised Wan-Bissaka for immediately settling alongside his teammates.
“He has fitted in very well,” the manager said. “I thought he was excellent [in United’s opening matches], his performance in particular against Wolves was outstanding.
“We don’t need reminding of how good he is because we were lucky enough to benefit from him being so good for a year-and-a-half before he left us.”
Hodgson also spoke about his side’s chances of picking up a win at Old Trafford, admitting that his side – who are yet to score a Premier League goal this term – are the definite underdogs.
“Old Trafford has always been a very daunting place to go if you need a result, and unfortunately if I look back on my record there it doesn’t measure up to any high degree of scrutiny,” the 72-year-old added.
“But that’s because they are a top team and a very top club, they really have the ability to sign players that we will never have, I think like all clubs going to Old Trafford is an opportunity.
“It’s a great occasion because it’s a place every footballer wants to play. If you’re saying this is a must-win game then it’s not going to feel so good because it’s not going to be easy.”
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