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Aaron Wan-Bissaka To Undergo Potential Position Change Under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer At Man United

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Aaron Wan-Bissaka To Undergo Potential Position Change Under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer At Man United

Aaron Wan-Bissaka could shift from his preferred right-back position to centre-back under a drastic move from Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, according to reports.

The 23-year-old has continued to impress at United out on the flank as he made 54 appearances in all competitions for the Red Devils last season.

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And Wan-Bissaka, who was signed from Crystal Palace in a £50m deal in 2019, scored twice and registered four assists in 34 league appearances last season.

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However, Solskjaer is considering a reshuffle to the United backline and identified the former Palace player as a potential centre-half option.

According to The Sun, the 48-year-old Norwegian plans to use Wan-Bissaka at centre-back to see if 'he could handle the position.'

The newspaper added that the United star would be 'ideal' on the right of a three-man backline or in the middle of a back four.

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Solskjaer is keen to deal with United's defensive issues and find an effective partner to pair alongside Red Devils skipper Harry Maguire.

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Trippier, who is valued at around £15m to £20m, would provide competition for Wan-Bissaka's position in the new season.

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The Red Devils are preparing for a huge summer spending spree as the United board have reportedly promised Solskjaer four new signings.

One of those United targets includes Villarreal centre-back Pau Torres, who was also linked with Premier League champions Manchester City.

Villarreal president Fernando Roig hinted last month that the 24-year-old Spanish defender could move to Old Trafford if United activated his £56m release clause.

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Wan-Bissaka failed to make the initial 26-man England squad for Euro 2020, despite Gareth Southgate picking four right-backs at the time.

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Liverpool right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold has now been ruled out of the forthcoming competition due to an injury.

However, Reds hero John Barnes believes that Wan-Bissaka was "unfairly overlooked" by England boss Southgate.

The 57-year-old told BonusCodeBets: "Look at Aaron Wan-Bissaka -- he is our best right-back by far in this country.

"But because he is not as good on the ball as the others, he got unfairly overlooked.

"So when we come up against a team like France, that is when you don't need a marauding player who will be more comfortable whipping in crosses and free-kicks in attacking areas.

"Everyone is clamouring for attacking right-backs or number tens, but do not pay enough respect to players who are out-and-out defenders or defensive midfielders.

"It doesn't matter if Southgate plays four or five at the back, if you don't have players who can defend properly, it is immaterial."

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Topics: Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Football, Manchester United, Premier League, England, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

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