Manchester United supporters have expressed their joy after the club completed the transfer of Aaron Wan-Bissaka on Friday.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer placed heavy emphasis on signing a young, energetic right-back after the departure of Antonio Valencia in May.
Wan-Bissaka, who made 35 Premier League starts in a fantastic 2018/19 season for Crystal Palace, was billed by many supporters as a crucial signing for Man United.
The reaction to his signing, which cost United a fee of £45m plus £5m in add-ons, has been understandably buoyant.
Wan-Bissaka is Red. Finally. https://t.co/7yRa15AZF2
— United. (@PerSempreUnited) June 29, 2019
Ice cold. Born and raised in Saffff London. King of timing tackles. Saviour of our right back problems. The undisputed most complete right back in Europe last season. Aaron Wan Bissaka is ours for the foreseeable future! pic.twitter.com/n5QcBJFadd
— The Man Utd Way (@TheManUtdWay) June 29, 2019
We have a right back that's not Ashley Young. 😭😭😭 Welcome wan bissaka 🔴🔴 pic.twitter.com/0txYuUvllV
— CHINAZA (@Nazygold2) June 29, 2019
Welcome to old Trafford , Aaron Wan Bissaka ❤️
Lots to achieve young boy !
— ΛЯJЦП (@arjun_atoskee) June 29, 2019
— The scroft 🔰🔰🔰 (@scroft420) June 29, 2019
Very jealous of United tbh. Aaron Wan Bissaka is a very good buy.
— Adwait (@Adwait98) June 29, 2019
Wan-Bissaka may be the club’s fourth most expensive signing of all time but the deal feels like a shrewd piece of business by United.
When you see Manchester City signing Kyle Walker for £50m two years ago, or Real Madrid capturing Ferland Mendy for £47m, spending the same amount for a hugely talented 21-year-old – who will only continue to improve – makes a great deal of sense. United have put off investing in a proper long-term right-back for far too long.
And with Diogo Dalot or Luke Shaw on the other side, United fans can genuinely hope to see two actual full-backs occupying the full-back spots under Solskjaer next season, as opposed to the turgid duo of Valencia and Ashley Young.