Neville explains what Man Utd man is better at than Liverpool’s ‘Cafu’

Date published: Tuesday 12th May 2020 8:31

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Man Utd right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka is a better defender than Trent Alexander-Arnold, according to Gary Neville, although he admits the Liverpool man is the best going forward.

The two English stars have been the centre of a debate this season about who, overall, is the better player.

Alexander-Arnold has established himself as one of Europe’s most exciting attacking full-backs and he is currently two assists away from his record of 16 set last season.


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The Liverpool man is also an England international – with Wan-Bissaka in the Three Lions’ Under-21 set-up – but the Man Utd defender has been famed for his defending.

With just over a year separating them – with Wan-Bissaka the oldest of the pair – Neville spoke on an Instagram live video about the debate about the two Premier League defenders.

“At this moment in time, Aaron Wan-Bissaka is the better defender,” the pundit said.

“But Trent going forward… I’ve not seen someone like it since Cafu.

“So Trent is ahead at this point but Wan-Bissaka has settled really well and will be important in these next few years.”

Wan-Bissaka was impressive in his last Premier League performance, keeping Manchester City at bay as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘s side won the derby 2-0 at Old Trafford in March.

Alexander-Arnold, meanwhile, has kicked on having become an irreplaceable part of Jurgen Klopp’s plans last term.

 

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