Manchester United defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka has revealed that Erik ten Hag demands that he be extremely proactive in the final two thirds of the pitch whenever he is in action.
Wan-Bissaka has had a resurgence since the World Cup. Prior to the competition, the Englishman had only accumulated four minutes of senior action.
Since then, he has forced himself into Ten Hag’s plans and is now a regular starter, usually ahead of Diogo Dalot.
During the Red Devils’ 2-0 win against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday, Wan-Bissaka was sensational.
His contributions were valuable as United kept a clean sheet to further cement their top four credentials.
The 25-year-old spoke to club media and was questioned about what has changed for him and what is the secret behind his consistent form for the club.
Wan-Bissaka said, “I’m playing, I’d say. It’s a good feeling. I’m happy that I’m being given the chance to play under this manager, and I’m grateful for the chance.”
The United number 29 was asked about Ten Hag and what the Dutchman demands of him.
“Just to be proactive at both ends of the pitch. I understand what he demands and just where he wants me on the pitch, you know, and also what he wants from the whole squad.”
Wan-Bissaka gave a little insight into his personality both on and off the pitch.
He revealed that while he is generally not talkative while playing, he is a bit more vocal outside than people may think.
“I think I’m more quiet on the pitch than I am off it. When I’m out there, I just focus on my game. I’m not as vocal as others but we all input as a team, and I think that’s good enough.”
With three Premier League games left and the FA Cup final against Manchester City on the horizon, Wan-Bissaka will be crucial to how United’s season eventually unfolds.