Manchester United scored a thrilling victory in the Manchester derby against Manchester City on Saturday, opening the race for the title.
United are just one point behind reigning champion City and six points behind leading Arsenal.
The Red Devils won 10 matches at Old Trafford and turned it into a fortress, as it was under the great Sir Alex Ferguson.
AWB impressed everyone
One of the main creators of the derby triumph and United’s excellent form after the World Cup was Aaron Van Bissaka.
The right-back seemed destined to leave in January after spending just four minutes on the pitch before the World Cup, and Eric ten Hag chose to use Diogo Dalot as a right wing-back.
But the injury sustained by the Portuguese during a demonstration in Qatar meant that the Englishman got his chance, and he took them with both hands.
1) Aaron Wan-Bissaka ~ Calm under Pressure
I was really impressed by AWB’s performance yesterday, here he gets out of a tight situation really well, using his quick feet, eventually he shoots at the end of this move and United win a corner.pic.twitter.com/YRwYZBgTIH
— Charlie (@ThreadmanChaza) January 15, 2023
And now the Red Devils are unlikely to talk about Van Bissaka’s departure in the January transfer window.
His former club Crystal Palace have been closely linked with the move of the former fan favorite, but now The Sun has reported that the new reality could hit them hard.
Crystal Palace are afraid that they will be re-signed by Aaron Van Bissaka from Manchester United at a price. The Eagles were keen to bring him back to Selhurst Park after he became a minor player at Old Trafford.
Palace will no longer be able to match United’s asking price.
And his improved position on the team is likely to put the Eagles at a disadvantage, and the player’s salary has always been a concern.
“But now United will demand a fee for parting with the right-back, as his recent form increases his status in the team.
“And it would not be easy for Palace to buy him and get the same salary as at Old Trafford,” the report continues.
Wolverhampton Wanderers and West Ham United were also once linked with Van Bissaka, but he deserved a long stay at the club thanks to his hard work and impeccable performance.