Bingo! I have been suspecting this as well and you made the point with excellent examples. Those players have always attracted the hate reserved for the respective managers who brought them on, with total disregard for their personal attributes, and used as punching bags to get at the manager perceived to have failed as people won't offer the said managers any credit whatsoever.People associate him with Solskjaer I think. Slight shades of Fellani and Moyes/McTomminay and Mourinho about him. Unfair really because he's been worth every penny. Great signing, especially if he starts adding more assists to his game.
Good post. I think the tiredness aspect is spot on and it could apply to James as well, although a slight difference, James wasn't quite as important to the function the team as Bissaka was initially. We really need Bissaka to maintain form throughout the season, but to me he is still impressively consistent so I'm not too worried either way at the moment. He is a steady 7/10 player, with the odd 9 and the odd 5.Ive been watching him over the past few games and although hes been good it does seem like hes tired. He doesn't close down as much as he used to at the start of the season. His attempted tackles have also decreased. I dont think we have adequate cover for him if he needed a 2 game rest. Dalot is not a defender. Everything goes past him.
Id like to see williams used as cover on the right to give him a rest because he needs it. Williams is right footed so it shouldn't be a big issue. In todays game the full back role requires the most stamina. Its only right we manage him properly so he can help us finish strong.
However, although his return looks underwhelming on paper, there is evidence to suggest that it is an area of his game that has been steadily improving, especially in recent weeks
The same is highlighted when looking at the improvements in Wan-Bissaka's Expected Assist (xA) numbers. xA is a metric that measures the likelihood that a given pass will become a goal assist - even if the final ball isn't converted into a goal. It considers several factors including the type of pass, pass end-point, length of pass and is a great tool to assess the creative value of a player.
Across the previous six games, Wan-Bissaka's xA has averaged out at an impressive 0.23, which is a significant increase on his average for the first half of the season of just 0.02.
Of the current Premier League right-backs who have played 1000+ league minutes, only Trent Alexander-Arnold has a higher xA average at 0.33 per 90, however, it is worth noting that his average is dramatically aided by the fact that he takes the bulk of Liverpool's set-pieces.
Wan-Bissaka is settling into life at United and is developing on the pitch week by week. Based on the above evidence, don't be surprised to see him add several more assists to his tally between now and the end of the season.
The Burnley game was the one that really made me notice how much he'd been working on his attacking, could've easily had a few assists in the first half if we'd had our shooting boots on.He has been very impressive attacking-wise in the past few games. Reckon Ole did some work during the winter break.
Yea, we were poor at finishing. What irks me is that most of our forward players don't go for simple header/tapins rather looking to run into space inwards and create their own chances (except rashford and maybe martial recently). Ighalo should help with that.The Burnley game was the one that really made me notice how much he'd been working on his attacking, could've easily had a few assists in the first half if we'd had our shooting boots on.
He is a good signing ..Wrong signing. He is excellent full back for midtable club whos main goal is to not concede goal but for big club who wants to play attacking team he is not good. After Everton game part of me wants Valencia back.
Again i repeat, he is not bad player and is excellent defender but he is not modern full back. You don't soend 50 mil on a full back who plays only defence