Man Utd star Wan-Bissaka hailed as ‘best right-back in the league’ in Liverpool comparison | Football | Sport
That’s the view of United hero Paul Parker with Wan-Bissaka impressing on his competitive Red Devils debut.
Wan-Bissaka threw himself into tackles with United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer having been keen to strengthen his defence after last season.
And Parker believes Wan-Bissaka is better than anyone else in the league, including Alexander-Arnold.
“I’ve said it many times, I watched him often last year, I just like what he does,” Parker told WeAreTheBusbyBoys podcast. “People talk about the lad at Liverpool [Alexander-Arnold] but he can’t defend like Wan Bissaka, whose defending and positioning is very good. He wants to defend, he loves it.
“And every time he won a tackle (yesterday) there was no doubt he won it cleanly. You would think he had been there years.
“I’m judging him as a defender. He is the best right back in the Premier League.
“There’s always a question about him going forward, he can learn that, he will get better and better. He’s playing for a team who will allow him to do that.
“If you’re playing next to him as a centre-half, you’re saying to yourself ‘there’s my get out of jail card’ because he wants to make those tackles and wants to protect that right hand side.
“He doesn’t want to give anyone a yard or see anybody deliver crosses from his side of the park. I thrive on that. I love that.”
Wan-Bissaka was joined at Old Trafford by fellow new signings Daniel James and Harry Maguire.
He said: “We’ve signed three fantastic boys, three fantastic personalities and we are delighted with them.
“He’s [Maguire] done exactly what we’ve signed him for, his presence in both boxes, his calmness and composure on the ball.
“He’s a leader and with him, David de Gea and Victor Lindelöf they marshalled that back line really well.
“It is important to have strong personalities at the back.”