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“Big step up…” – Isak Hansen-Aaroen addresses Man United exit in first Werder Bremen interview



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Isak Hansen-Aaroen has described his move from Manchester United’s Under-21s side to Werder Bremen as a “big step up” in his first interview with his new club.

Hansen-Aaroen, 19, left United on a permanent deal on deadline day after negotiations with the Old Trafford club ultimately fell through.

The Reds wanted the Norwegian midfielder to stay, but ultimately have been able to include favourable clauses in the contract, such as a significant sell-on fee as well as matching rights.

Now looking ahead to making his mark in the Bundesliga, the talented teenager has spoken on his United exit for the first time.

Speaking to the Werder Bremen media team, Hansen-Aaroen has explained how the move materialised, as well as addressed the difference between playing competitive first-team football and the Premier League 2 football that he has been used to in recent years.

“It was a good day. I got the call, then took the flight straight away and now I’m here,” said Isak.

“When my agent called me and told me about the option, we spoke on the phone for maybe two minutes. I immediately had a good feeling and didn’t have to think about it twice. It was an easy decision. Werder is a big club.

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“It’s definitely a big step for me, but a step in the right direction. I’m very happy to be here and look forward to showing what I can do.

It will be a big difference compared to where I played now. But I feel ready to take this step and play here.”

Many supporters of the Old Trafford club are not happy with the transfer, with Hansen-Aaroen being one of the most-rated players within the academy setup.

“I think I’m also a creative player,” added the 19-year-old. “I hope I can help make football attractive and fun to watch. I just want to express myself on the court and have fun.

“As I said, it’s a big step for me. I want to prove that I can take the step and show the fans and the club that bringing me here was the right choice.”