James Maddison makes huge claim about Aaron Wan-Bissaka during Brighton game, lots of fans agree
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Leicester midfielder James Maddison paid Aaron Wan-Bissaka the ultimate compliment during Sunday's FA Cup semi-final between Manchester United and Brighton.
Wan-Bissaka has been one of United's most improved players this season. In fact, you could argue that the 25-year-old full-back has been revived under Erik ten Hag, especially of late.
After struggling to pin down a regular first-team place under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Ralf Rangnick, he has made 26 appearances in all competitions this campaign.
And on Sunday afternoon, the former Crystal Palace defender was at his brilliant best at Wembley.
Wan-Bissaka kept in-form winger Kaoru Mitoma quiet for large spells, and even showcased his ability going forward, channeling his inner Cafu with a wonderful individual run down that right-hand side.
Many took to social media to praise the right-back, including Leicester City playmaker James Maddison, who made a huge 'best in the world' claim during the semi-final clash.
Maddison wrote: "AWB is ridiculously good at 1 v 1 defending. Probably the best in the world bar none."
He added: "So many wingers run out of ideas when playing directly against him."
Here's how fans on social media reacted to Maddison's claim.
One said: "Absolutely the best in the world very underrated," while another commented: "Honestly the best I’ve seen since prime Thuram, if he was better with the ball he’d be the no1 RB in the world but he isn’t so he’s just a good defender and that’s not enough anymore."
A third wrote: "Always thought on his day, he is [one of] the best English right backs but way down the list when it comes to attacking play. Gone are the days where it was a must for defenders to be able to defend."
A fourth added: "If his attacking game was as great as his defending game, he'd be the absolute best RB in the world."
In fact, Wan-Bissaka has the best win percentage in 1v1 duels of any Premier League defender this season and has only been dribbled past once.
According to data, Nottingham Forest forward Emmanuel Dennis beat the full-back with a successful dribble in United's 3-0 win earlier this season.
But overall, Wan-Bissaka has recorded a 93.8 per cent success rate, meaning he is miles ahead when it comes to defenders in the Premier League with at least 15 one-vs-one's defended.
Back in 2020, Luke Shaw said the following about his teammate: "He puts his foot in the right position every time and, for me, he’s the best one-v-one defender in the world. No-one can get past him."
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