Yeah I'm not sure we've had a fullback as strong 1 vs 1 / man marking as Azpiliceuta was in over half a century! My favourite kind of fullback too. I really knew nothing of him when he signed but I'm absolutely delighted we'll have him for the next decade.He reminds me of what Azpi was in his prime, unreal 1 vs 1.
You are right but one/two passes is just not enough, especially since we had so much of the ball in the right side yesterday, James, AWB and Lingard all played in the right side but the amount of crosses put in or chances created were meagre. Compared to players like TAA, one or two crosses is very few.I do tend to agree but yesterday he played a great cross that Lingard totally fluffed and played a lovely pass to Lingard in the box that Boly just managed to toe away.
The pass to Lingard was an excellent piece of iniative instead of looking for the cross. His attacking ability is very underrated.Think this is basically what you'll get out of him tbf. Solid as feck defensively, not much going forward (but not awful). Basically inverse of Alexander Arnold.
Agreed I think he showed he's got a good eye for a pass however he I do think he needs to work on his overlapping and putting a ball in more often, I felt like he kept checking which lost us some momentum (although could say that for a lot of the attack!). In fairness to him given this was his first time playing with James (and in general he's still new to the team) I'm not surprised it will take time to adjust and it's encouraging to see that he wants to get forward.The pass to Lingard was an excellent piece of iniative instead of looking for the cross. His attacking ability is very underrated.
Isn't that precisely what people used to moan about Valencia doing? I'd rather he showed a bit more guile. Personally, I think he's got a lot of potential going forward, and I expect him to improve in that department.Monster defensively, needs to have a bit more confidence in himself when he has space on the right in opposition half. Go at the full back and fizz it in
Valencia would check back more often than not. Wan Bissaka played a good ball (picked out) to Lingard for that air volley so would like to see more of it.Isn't that precisely what people used to moan about Valencia doing? I'd rather he showed a bit more guile. Personally, I think he's got a lot of potential going forward, and I expect him to improve in that department.
Defensively I can't remember the last time we had a player I had such confidence in.
Harry might nick the highest average rating (or at least player of the year) in the end, but that’s not so bad after we invested so much in both.I'm calling it now, he'll get the highest average rating on here of any United player this season. He is just so difficult to beat.
There were a couple of times last night where his positioning was a bit poor so that can be improved. I think he's a bit too relaxed with positioning because he has the pace to recover.
Wamba-Saka was the best United player on the pitch by a country mile last night. I agree, our best signing in years. He gets all over the pitch and as well as being brilliant defensively so far, his offensive play is good also. Calm, and assured and not just in defense; where as Smalling gets a nose bleed if he ventures close to the half way line.So far.... our best signing in years. Exactly what we needed there. He’ll only improve as well. Making that 50m look cheap.
In 2016, Wilfried Zaha faced Aaron Wan-Bissaka for the first time in a Crystal Palace training match. Wilfried Zaha could not take the ball past him.
Now, on Saturday, the man responsible for helping AWB discover and develop his extraordinary tackling talent will be his direct opponent.
At Old Trafford, Spider-Wan faces his toughest test yet. Zaha returns for a rematch.