Stunning potential of rumoured Manchester United transfer target Max Aarons revealed by Football Manager
Norwich City right-back Max Aarons is reportedly being considered by United as an alternative to Wan-Bissaka this summer, if they’re unable to get the deal over the line.
The 19-year-old was a regular member of Norwich’s Championship winning team in 2018/19, winning promotion to the Premier League, being named EFL Young Player of the Season and was also included in the EFL Team of the Season.
But, just how good is Aarons? And, how much potential does he have?
We used Football Manager 2019 to find out.
Max Aarons – Norwich City
Current ability: 128/200
Potential ability: 155/200
Best attributes: Determination (17), acceleration (15), pace (15), natural fitness (15), composure (15), balance (14), stamina (14), tackling (14), technique (14).
Aarons’ profile on Football Manager 2019 is hugely impressive, considering his tender age.
He has all the attributes that a quality right-back would need, both defensively and offensively, whilst also having mature mental attributes and strong physical attributes too.
In defence, his tackling, marking, heading, concentration and positioning are very good, whilst in attack, he also has impressive crossing, passing, vision, first touch, dribbling and composure attributes.
Such is the level of his technical ability, Aarons can also play in central midfield if needed.
His current ability on Football Manager 2019 right now is 128 out of 200, which rates him lower than United defender Diogo Dalot (130) and even Marcos Rojo (138).
However, his potential ability is 155 out of 200, which is an incredible number, but you wouldn’t bet against him reaching it, considering his age.
If he was to reach his stunning potential, he would become one of the best right-backs in world football, with only Dani Carvajal (159), Daniel Alves (159) and Joshua Kimmich (158) rated more highly he would even be better than Kyle Walker (153) and Hector Bellerin (151).
According to Football Manager 2019, Aarons would be a great long-term signing for Manchester United, with the 19-year-old slightly more technical than Wan-Bissaka and two years younger.