Aaron Wan-Bissaka has started the last five Premier League games and has earned praise from the Man United manager.
Erik ten Hag says Aaron Wan-Bissaka is “learning to coach” amid his resurgence at Manchester United. Having played just four minutes all season leading up to the World Cup, Wan-Bissaka has started all five of United’s Premier League matches since the restart.
The 25-year-old won much praise for his sliding tackle on Wilfried Zaha, which effectively held Crystal Palace to a late win over United at Selhurst Park on Wednesday night.
Zaha, former teammate of Wan-Bissaka, admitted “he’s the only one who can make that tackle, it was a great tackle”. Ten Hag thought Wan-Bissaka was one of United’s best players in the 1-1 draw.
“Yes, he is starting to train and is making good progress from the start of the season so far,” said Ten Hag.
“He was in a bad situation, I would say, because he was not fit. He had a lot of injuries, he had some illnesses in the first half until November and things changed after the break, during the break, I would say.
“He worked well in pre-season before the second half of the season. He worked well in training camp, had good performances in games and I think he is progressing well.
“Besides, tonight I think he was one of our best players.”
Wan-Bissaka is expected to play again at Arsenal on Sunday, with Diogo Dalot recovering from a muscle injury.
Dalot has not played in the league since straining a hamstring in Portugal’s World Cup quarter-final defeat by Morocco on 10 December.
Tottenham transfer news: Nicolo Zaniolo says yes to move as Arsenal deal gives Spurs momentum
Spurs transfer news points to a move to finally bring Nicolo Zaniolo to Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and a surprise reinforcement thanks to north London rivals Arsenal
Tottenham are expected to be busy at the end of the January transfer window. Mainly because they still haven’t made any deals this month.
That’s despite being linked with a plethora of players to bolster Antonio Conte’s N17 squad. The Spurs have been notoriously late in previous windows, and that appears to be the case once again under chairman Daniel Levy.
But who could they get in before the window closed on January 31st? Here, football.london takes a look at the latest news and rumors about the players that have been linked with a winter move to the Lilywhites.
Zaniolo wants a move to Spurs
According to SportMediaSet, Roma striker Nicolo Zaniolo has already said yes to a January move to Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Spurs have been linked with the Italian in previous transfer windows but have never been able to secure a deal.
Now Conte could sign a loan deal with an obligation to buy the 23-year-old. However, there is a sticking point about the price, with Roma wanting around £30m, with Spurs looking at around £18m.
Zaniolo is interested in the move, however, but the two clubs will have to reach an agreement first.
Interest Seny Dieng
Guardian journalist Will Unwin claims Tottenham have registered an interest in Queens Park Rangers goalkeeper Seny Dieng.
Club captain Hugo Lloris has come under fire this season for a series of mistakes that resulted in goals. And there’s a feeling Spurs will be looking to replace the Frenchman this summer. Jordan Pickford, Jan Oblak and David Raya were linked, but a new name entered the fray in Dieng.
Dieng is 28 and has performed well as QPR are on the fringes of the Championship play-offs this season.
Arsenal chance for Spurs
Kiwior is about to move to the Emirates Stadium having already met his new teammates. And with this signing, Arsenal will not be moving for Evan Ndicka, a long-term target.
That will leave the door open for Tottenham to complete a move. Conte is eager to sign the Eintracht Frankfurt defender and the way will be clear for Spurs to complete a deal once Kiwior signs for Arsenal, according to the Express.