The full-back is on the verge of completing a move from Crystal Palace to Old Trafford (Picture: Getty)Manchester United’s move for Aaron Wan-Bissaka would have received Jose Mourinho’s seal of approval, with the Portuguese coach impressed when he saw the right-back up close.
The Red Devils are on the verge of completing a deal for Wan-Bissaka that could reach £55million, with the Crystal Palace star having already agreed a contract worth around £80,000-a-week.
A new right-back has been one of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s top priorities this summer and he’ll be delighted to have landed one of the most highly sought-after young players in the Premier League.
Wan-Bissaka had Alexis Sanchez on lock down when they faced off over a year ago (Picture: Getty)Predecessor Mourinho spotted that talent early on, with GQ reporting that Wan-Bissaka caught Mourinho’s eye all the way back in March 2018 in just his second top-flight appearance.
Injuries saw Roy Hodgson bring Wan-Bissaka into the Palace starting XI and he was given a baptism of fire, taking on Tottenham, United and Chelsea in his first three outings.
But Wan-Bissaka gave a man-of-the-match performance against United, despite being on the losing side, and Mourinho was impressed with how well he played – particularly in a first half that Palace took the lead in.
Wan-Bissaka was pitted against Alexis Sanchez, who had only arrived from Arsenal a month earlier, and completely marked him out of the game, frustrating the Chilean, though United rallied to win 3-2 with a late strike from Nemanja Matic.
United are targeting many of the players Mourinho wanted to sign (Picture: PA Wire)Although Mourinho has left United, the club are reportedly still looking at a number of targets personally recommended by the 56-year-old prior to his departure.
The Red Devils have been looking at West Ham duo Issa Diop and Declan Rice – who Mourinho would have targeted this summer had he not been sacked – while Leicester City centre-back Harry Maguire was also highly rated by Mourinho.
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