"He'll be leaving" - Journalist names £50m Man Utd star who could exit the club with Ronaldo in January
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Manchester United defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka is likely to leave the club in January alongside Cristiano Ronaldo, according to reputable journalist Dean Jones.
United are looking to offload Ronaldo in January after the five-time Ballon d’Or winner’s bombshell interview with Piers Morgan, due to be shown in full tonight and tomorrow night on TalkTV.
The 37-year-old said he felt betrayed by the Old Trafford club and that he did not respect manager Erik ten Hag. He was also scathing of ex-teammates Wayne Rooney and Gary Neville.
The Portugal star appears to be on his way out in January. But he will not be the only Man Utd player set to depart in the new year, with Wan-Bissaka also tipped to end his three-and-a-half-year spell at Old Trafford.
Wan-Bissaka on his way out?
Wan-Bissaka was linked with his former club Crystal Palace over the summer, while The Athletic claimed that West Ham saw an approach for the full-back rebuffed at the time.
The 25-year-old has been behind Diogo Dalot in the pecking order and only managed four minutes of first-team football in all competitions this term.
Indeed, even when Dalot was out through injury, Erik ten Hag opted to start left-back Tyrell Malacia on the opposite flank over Wan-Bissaka in the club’s 2-1 victory over Fulham.
Journalist Jones has claimed that ten Hag’s decision to leave Wan-Bissaka out of the trip to Craven Cottage felt like the final nail in the coffin of his Man Utd career.
He told GiveMeSport: “Wan-Bissaka was struggling to prove he had a future at the club even before the weekend, but when there was no sign of him at Fulham, it felt like the final sign we needed that he’ll be leaving in January.
“He’s played four minutes all season and the club will now have to accept that there will be a financial hit on accepting defeat over he won’t be living up to his £50m transfer.”
The full-back, who earns a reported £80,000 a week, signed from Crystal Palace for a reported £45m, with £5m worth of add-ons in 2019.
He was a regular at Old Trafford until last season when he was dropped by interim manager Ralf Rangnick.
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