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Juan Mata impressed with Aaron Wan-Bissaka

Wan-Bissaka, Manchester United
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Manchester United’s big summer signing seems to be fitting in at the Old Trafford perfectly at the start of the season.

Even though the red part of United isn’t having a dream start of the season, there is cause for optimism for the Red Devils.

With the attacking part of the team looking impotent, the defensive is the other way around. It seems that United hit the jackpot by signing the centre-back, Harry Maguire, and right-back in Aaron Wan-Bissaka from Crystal Palace.

Ole Gunnar Soslkjaer is facing a lot of pressure from the media. However, one thing he definitely did right is integrating the new signings.

All of Maguire, Wan-Bissaka, and Daniel James are having a good start of the season.

A club veteran and one of the most beloved figures in Manchester, Juan Mata, talked about the new signings, highlighting the importance of Wan-Bissaka.

In an interview with The Times, Juan Mata said:

“He’s very, very good in defensive duties, very good in tackling,” as he talked about Wan-Bissaka.

“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 Manchester United this summer, with Harry Maguire and Daniel James also joining the Premier League giants.”

However, Mata didn’t stop his praise for his team-mates by defending Paul Pogba:

“Paul is a very important player for us.

“He’s a complete midfielder. He’s got many things around him, social media life, but when you’re face to face with him, he’s very humble, a very nice guy, he has a good heart. I like him.”

It’s easy to see why Mata is the fan-favorite and a good friend to everyone in the squad. Mata is planning on publishing an autobiography soon, with 99% of the earnings going to charity.