Former Manchester United full-back Paul Parker has claimed that the club’s new signing Aaron Wan-Bissaka is better than the likes of Liverpool‘s Trent Alexander-Arnold and Manchester City‘s Kyle Walker.
Wan-Bissaka became the second player that United signed in the summer transfer window, bringing him for a 50 million pound transfer fee from Crystal Palace. The full-back had a great season with Palace and will be hoping to continue his good performances for United as well.
However, he still has quite a bit to prove at a top club but Parker believes that he is already better than the likes of Alexander-Arnold and Walker.
Parker told Eurosport: “I saw Wan-Bissaka play a lot of times last season, both at home and away with Crystal Palace, and I’ve said constantly that, for me, he’s the best right-back in the country. People might throw up Kyle Walker and Trent Alexander-Arnold, but as a full-back, first and foremost in the number two position, you have to be able to defend, and he definitely can defend. He’s the best full-back in the one against one situation, without a doubt.
“People can get past him, but he’s got good pace, he knows when to tackle, he does slide in and he does remind me of Des Walker in the way he defends – long-legged running style, but covers the ground quick. He enjoys defending, which is a rarity as most players now like to make their name going forwards, being great crossers, overlapping and scoring goals. His priorities are defending and he thrives on making tackles.”
It remains if that is indeed the case, considering that it will be the first time he will be playing at a top club like United. Playing for Palace is one thing, but the pressures that come with playing for the Old Trafford outfit are completely different.