Man United defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka has to ‘adjust’ to a winger role if he is to keep his place in the starting XI.
This is the view of former Sunderland striker Kevin Phillips who, speaking exclusively to Football initiate, insisted that the 23-year-old’s exit “must be better”.
Speaking on Air sports (October 30), Man United icon Roy Keane savagely slapped Wan-Bissaka and claimed he was “not good enough” for the Red Devils.
The former Crystal Palace defender has played the last two matches in an unknown winger role.
Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has switched to a 3-5-2 system in order to bolster the defense following last month’s 5-0 loss to Liverpool.
Phillips questioned Wan-Bissaka’s offensive abilities, insisting he had to “learn to adapt” to the new role.
“At the end of the day, when a manager doesn’t get the results and pays for it in the media, he’ll have to be ruthless.,” he said Football initiateby Dylan Childs.
“Solskjaer will have to choose a system that works, and if that doesn’t suit some players, so be it.
“The player has to learn to adapt.
“Wan-Bissaka has been at the club for a while now, and he’s received criticism, but he’ll just have to learn to adapt – or Solskjaer will just find someone who can.
“At the end of the day, it’s up to the player to decide if he accepts that advice – because I think he could play that role as a winger.
“His performance must be better. Defensively we know what he can do, but if you’re playing from the back you’re supposed to be able to cross into the box.
In other news, the Manchester United star has been said to “grow up” after “bizarre” developments in the dressing room.