Roy Hodgson reveals thoughts on Aaron Wan-Bissaka at Man Utd so far

Date published: Thursday 22nd August 2019 5:33

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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.”

In other United news, one of the club’s star players is reportedly reluctant to sign a new contract due to a clause at the club which could see his wages slashed by 25%.

 

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