Wan-Bissaka sends message to Zaha ahead of Crystal Palace game

Manchester United defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka has claimed he is relishing chance to go up against former Crystal Palace teammate Wifried Zaha.

When asked about returning to Selhurst Park and facing his former teammates, Wan-Bissaka told Manchester United’s official website: “It’s going to be a bit strange, you know, as I have not been back in a while.

“Especially without there being any fans there, it will be a new experience but we want to go there and get the victory.

“Palace mean a lot to me. They are the team that brought me through the system and, without them, I don’t think I’d be here. They’ve given me chances to show what I am capable of doing.

“I wasn’t a full-back. I came in, at 11 or 12, as a striker and went to play on the wing. Then it started from a training session when someone had to fill in at right-back.

“Training against Wilf [Wilfried Zaha], I think he sort of prepared me for what it is like playing in the Premier League.

“I learned a lot from him. He’s an unpredictable player and tests like that are ones that made me a better player.

“I’m still in touch with a few players at the club and the staff. However, it’s literally up to us to take every game step by step, stay together and work together to come out with a good result.”

Wan-Bissaka has been one of our most impressive players this season.