Roma boss Mourinho ‘considering move’ for struggling defender who ‘doesn’t suit Man United’

Jason Soutar
Reported Roma target Aaron Wan-Bissaka during a match

Roma manager Jose Mourinho is reportedly keen on signing struggling Manchester United right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

Wan-Bissaka joined the Red Devils for £50m after impressing for Premier League rivals Crystal Palace.

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It has been far from plain sailing for the 24-year-old, who has struggled for form at Old Trafford and has found himself behind Diogo Dalot in the pecking order under Ralf Rangnick this term.

His situation has resulted in rumours surrounding his future, with recent reports suggesting he could return to Palace in the summer transfer window.

Former Premier League striker Kevin Phillips argued that it would be “sensible” for Wan-Bissaka to move back to his former club as he ‘doesn’t suit’ Man Utd.

“It’s a shame because I like him,” Phillips told Football Insider. “However, he hasn’t really progressed at Man Utd – although the club have been in a massive decline themselves.

“It didn’t work out for Wilfried Zaha either, and being a London boy – he couldn’t wait to get back to Palace. I know that because I was at the club at the time.

“Some players just don’t suit football clubs. That seems to be the case for Wan-Bissaka – he just doesn’t suit Man Utd. It happens.

“It wouldn’t surprise me at all if he went back to Palace and performed just as well as he was when he left.

“That could be the most sensible decision, just to go back to familiar surroundings. If you’re comfortable and happy, then that’s when you play the best football.”

According to The Sun, Mourinho is willing to offer Wan-Bissaka a way out of Old Trafford with Roma emerging as a potential destination for the defender.

Wan-Bissaka is awaiting Erik ten Hag’s arrival at the end of the season to find out if he is part of the Dutchman’s plans.

He would follow his compatriot, Tammy Abraham, to Roma if a move does materialise. Abraham has been excellent for the Serie A club, netting 24 goals in his debut season.