Manchester United man set to be handed new deal following drastic U-turn

The Red Devils have changed their mind on the star

One-time Manchester United outcast Aaron Wan-Bissaka is set to be offered a new long-term deal at Old Trafford just months after being put up for sale, it has been claimed, following a string of good performances.

Upon Erik ten Hag’s arrival in Manchester 12 months ago, it was widely assumed that Wan-Bissaka would be departing the club, with the Englishman viewed as too limited to play the style of football his new manager wanted to play and several right-backs being linked with an Old Trafford switch.

As recently as January that remained the case, but his strong performances in the second part of last season and the beginning of this campaign (including against Arsenal where he defended well against Gabriel Martinelli) have forced the Red Devils to reconsider.

The Telegraph report that ‘discussions have taken place in the last month over a new deal to keep him at United beyond 2025 under a long-term contract’, with his current deal set to run out this summer but the club almost certain to activate the optional additional year in his deal.

It is added that ‘more talks are due now the summer transfer window has closed and focus is away from incoming signings’.

Notably, Wan-Bissaka has started each of United’s four games so far this season, and appears to be far more trusted by his manager than he has been previously, with improvements in his attacking play having been shown during his increased game time.

He is now expected to compete with Diogo Dalot (fielded at left back in recent weeks) for a spot in Ten Hag’s starting XI for the remainder of the campaign, and his upturn in performances could save the Red Devils a significant sum in the transfer market.

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