Mata: ‘I’ve never seen any player like Man Utd new boy’

Date published: Sunday 29th September 2019 11:28

Juan Mata admits he has been blown away by Aaron Wan-Bissaka and says he has never seen a player like him.

The right-back has been an ever-present since moving to Manchester United from Crystal Palace in a £50million deal during the summer.

Veteran midfielder Mata has been particularly by Wan-Bissaka’s one-on-one defending in training and has backed the 21-year-old to get even better.

“He’s very, very good in defensive duties, very good in tackling,” Mata told The Times.

“I’ve never seen any player like him, he’s unbelievable. Even in training you think you’re past him and then he comes and takes the ball straight.

“He has very long legs! I can only see him improving. Like Anthony (Martial), he’s a shy, reserved guy but confident on the pitch.”

Wan-Bissaka was one of three new additions at Old Trafford this summer, with Harry Maguire and Daniel James also joining the Red Devils.

“They’ve had a positive impact,’ Mata added, before insisting Maguire has the potential to become a future United captain. ‘Why not?

“He has experience, his physical presence is important, centre back is a good position to be a commanding personality in the team and he has international experience.

“He’s come to a big club, really having a chance to make that next step towards to even more. Daniel also has made a very good start of the campaign, and everyone can see how quick he is.”

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