Dwight Yorke backs Aaron Wan-Bissaka, urges Erik ten Hag to let him defend

Dwight Yorke backs Aaron Wan-Bissaka, urges Erik ten Hag to let him defend

After thriving at Crystal Palace, a lot was expected from Aaron Wan-Bissaka after his mega-million move to Manchester United. However, while the full-back’s defensive skills have been lauded, he has been criticised for his ability in the final third and his lack of commitment to attacking. That has seen Erik ten Hag often prefer using Diogo Dalot instead of Wan-Bissaka with the Englishman reduced to a back-up role.

Yet with injuries plaguing his squad, Wan-Bissaka has been given a chance and while the full-back has done well defensively, his lack of commitment in the final third has hurt the club often. That includes the FA Cup semi-final and it has seen the club linked with a move for Jeremie Frimpong. The Bayer Leverkusen star has been heavily linked with a move, and United are reportedly a front-runner.

Dwight Yorke backs Aaron Wan-Bissaka to succeed at Manchester United

But despite that, Manchester United legend Dwight Yorke believes that the club should give Aaron Wan-Bissaka a chance at doing what he’s best at. The forward, who spent four years at Old Trafford, revealed that Frimpong is a fragile defensively and can only be used in a certain system. Thus as a result, Yorke believes that Wan-Bissaka is the opposite of Frimpong and worth utilizing in the future.

“If Jeremie Frimpong is a bit fragile defensively, then he’ll be bought for a certain system by the manager. Nowadays, fullbacks play much higher up the pitch and can play in all types of systems, but I don’t know how Erik ten Hag wants to play. Man United already have a good right back in Aaron Wan-Bissaka, but you can say he’s the opposite of Frimpong, great defensively but not that great going forward,” Yorke told Crypto Casino LTD.

“When we attack, we should be letting Wan Bissaka sit back and offer more defensive protection, handling the one v one on the wing. But instead, he’s told to bomb up the wing and try to take on a player, which he can’t do. Erik ten Hag should take away Wan-Bissaka’s attacking duties and make him defend, then they can have some solidarity in the defence. Instead, Wan-Bissaka, who doesn’t score or create, run around like a headless chicken in the opposition box, running in his teammates’ way.

“It’s not rocket science, watching this unfold is crazy. The one thing you need in the defence is to be able to defend one v one. Just let him f***ing defend.”

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