‘I’m not gonna lie, I was nervous’ — right-back says about move to Manchester United

Aaron Wan-Bissaka sealed a move from Crystal Palace to Manchester United in the summer of 2019.

Wan-Bissaka who was only 21 at the time and had just broken into the Crystal Palace first team, shortly after being an academy player. He has now admitted that it was indeed a huge leap for him to move from Palace to United.

Manchester United had to pay a whopping £50m fee for the right back, and Wan-Bissaka has now admitted that he was nervous about the move at the time.

The 23-year-old has spent two years at Old Trafford, and he now understands why Manchester United are the biggest club in the world.

Wan-Bissaka told the Players’ Tribune on his transfer to Manchester United: “The first thing you notice at Manchester United is how big everything is.

“I remember when I went up to sign the contract at the training ground in the summer of 2019, we just kept driving past farms and woodlands, like middle of nowhere. I’m thinking like, ‘Where are we? What is this?’

“Then suddenly there it was and I ain’t seen anything like it before … the pitches, the buildings, the size of everything. It’s on another level. Everywhere you go you see the club’s history, with pictures and references to players, trophies, success from before.

“It’s massive. The biggest club in the world.

“It didn’t kick in at first. I’d only made my Palace debut not that long ago.

“I’m not gonna lie, I was nervous about the move. Was I ready? I felt like I had unfinished business at Palace, that they could still help develop me, before I moved on. I had always planned on staying longer.

“After being so eager to break into the first team, this felt like such a jump to a new life away from home, away from my parents and my family.

“But … it’s Manchester United.

“These offers don’t come around every day, you know what I’m saying?

“If you say no, you might never get another chance. United tend to sign players for the long haul. They might not need another right-back for a long time.”

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