Wan-Bissaka taken aback by his own defensive statistics

January 1, 2021 0 By HearthstoneYarns

Aaron Wan-Bissaka is surprised that he is yet to receive a booking for Manchester United during the 2020/21 season.

The full-back came through the ranks with Crystal Palace and he made his senior debut for them in February 2018.

He went onto make seven appearances before the end of the 2017/18 season. He impressed right away as he became a mainstay in their side during the 2018/19 campaign.

MAILBOX: Why Lingard would be perfect for Mourinho at Spurs

Wan-Bissaka made the move to Man United in June 2019 in a deal worth an initial fee of £45m. He earned a starting slot straight away for his new club as he made 46 appearances for the Red Devils in all competitions last term.The 23-year-old currently has the most blocks in the Premier League. He is seven clear of Southampton star Kyle Walker-Peters.

The former England U21 international is also yet to receive a booking in the Premier League this campaign.

Wan-Bissaka recently spoke to United Review about his defensive record:

“That’s the first time I’ve heard it. But it’s very good to hear, that I have had no bookings against me this season.

“I know you cannot just dive into any tackle. You’ve got to make sure you time it right. It is a case of always concentrating and making sure you are timing them right as well.

“[On being the Premier League’s top blocker] I reckon it’s probably down to there being situations where I’ve needed to tackle but, in that moment, there have been more situations I have had when I have had to block shots and crosses.

“I know there have been times in football where, if you don’t block a shot, it can go in. So the best thing to do is simply to attempt to block every shot and every cross.”