Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has defended Aaron Wan-Bissaka against criticism from pundit Graeme Souness.
The fullback moved to Old Trafford last summer from Crystal Palace in a £50million deal and has so far been impressive as the club’s first choice right-back.
But Pundit Graeme Souness last week questioned whether he had justified his transfer fee, citing the need for him to contribute more in the attacking third. But Solskjaer has responded by insisting he is happy with the player’s progress at the club so far.
Souness said: “The stats say that Aaron Wan-Bissaka is one of the Premier League’s top tacklers, but should he not be a bit more than that for £50 million?
“Should he not be the complete package as a right back at that price? He’s good defensively and one on one, but it’s the other end of the game, which is so important for a full back now, that he’s not so good at, namely getting into the last third and delivering the right ball.”
Solskjaer responded: “He was an exceptional defender when I watched him last season, exceptional games against Sane and Man City and when we managed to sign him you get to know him, a shy boy but he wants to learn and listen.
“He’s providing more assists, chances, crosses – the best full backs at the moment have been wingers before.
“We rely on full backs to go forward and we’re pleased with his progress.”