Aaron Wan-Bissaka could still stay at Manchester United despite being linked with a move away, TalkSPORT reporter Alex Crook has suggested.
The defender had hardly played until the World Cup, but has slotted into the Man United side well in recent games.
Wan-Bissaka looked certain to leave in January, but with a number of Premier League clubs thought to be interested in a deal for the right-back, Crook feels his improved form could give him a lifeline under Erik ten Hag.
Speaking on the TalkSPORT Gameday Podcast, Crook claimed that with no replacement on the horizon, United could save a bit of money by continuing to use Wan-Bissaka more and keeping him at the club.
“It’ll be interesting to see what Manchester United do with Aaron Wan-Bissaka. He’s a player that Wolves, West Ham and Crystal Palace are all keen on in this window,” he stated.
“Actually, he’s playing quite well for Manchester United, and with no sign of a replacement coming in, I wonder again, if he may just have prolonged his Old Trafford career until the end of the season with his recent performances.”
This could come as a bit of a surprise considering the fact that Ten Hag is supposedly open to getting rid of the defender.
Although Wan-Bissaka could provide adequate cover for Diogo Dalot until the end of the season, United should use the summer window to find a suitable replacement for the 25-year-old.
Wan-Bissaka will not improve without regular minutes, and when Dalot is fully fit, he is evidently preferred by Ten Hag, and a player more similar to Dalot should be targeted.
In the short term, keeping him allows United more time to find a replacement, but in the long run, unless he establishes himself as first-choice before the end of the season, the club should move on from the former Crystal Palace defender.