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Erik ten Hag says what fans want to hear about Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s improvement



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Erik ten Hag has praised the improvement of Aaron Wan-Bissaka since the World Cup as Manchester United head into the transfer window.

Prior to the opening fixture of the 2022 World Cup, Aaron Wan-Bissaka had only played four minutes of competitive football under Erik ten Hag, with Diogo Dalot the firm first choice for Manchester United‘s right-back role.

This has changed in the last six months, with Wan-Bissaka being gifted a second chance at the spot.

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The Croydon-born Englishman has been nothing short of a revelation since the World Cup, performing brilliantly across a host of pivotal fixtures in United’s season, with examples including the Carabao Cup final against Newcastle United and the FA Cup semi-final against Brighton.

Erik ten Hag has been speaking about the improvement of his players this season, and noted Wan-Bissaka as one of those players – many fans noted his absence in the squad during the first half of the campaign, and the manager’s words will no doubt be music to their ears.

“He has improved a lot, as many players have improved during the season,” Ten Hag explained to club media.

“That’s one of the jobs for a manager and the coaching staff, to get that done (improve players) and we are really happy with it, that players are developing.

“Always the team spirit is the base and if players understand that, if they can set their egos aside, then you will see that the team develops and progresses.

“And then within the team’s progress, individuals make a lot of progress and Aaron is definitely one of them.”

Despite Wan-Bissaka’s good form, he was recently listed as one of seven first-XI players that Manchester United are looking to offload once the summer window opened to raise funds.

United have reportedly been speaking to representatives of Bayer Leverkusen and Dutch right-back Jeremie Frimpong.

The club are also hoping to tie Diogo Dalot down to a long-term deal amid interest from Barcelona and Valencia.