Wan-Bissaka: Why I voted for Luke Shaw

Friday 04 June 2021 08:00

Aaron Wan-Bissaka says he's been inspired by fellow full-back Luke Shaw after the left-back's stellar displays earned him the 2020/21 Players' Player of the Year award and a place in England's Euro 2020 squad.

Both Shaw and Wan-Bissaka were stand-out performers for much of the last campaign for United, with both even getting on the scoresheet. Strong defensive shifts coupled with providing excellent support in attack and the creation of numerous goal opportunities for our forwards led to rave reviews for our no.23 and no.29.

Wan-Bissaka reflected on his own campaign during a recent interview before the climax of the season and he also took time to praise the exploits of Shaw.

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“I gave mine [awards vote] to Luke but I think Bruno is up there as well. Luke has been the stand-out for me," insisted Aaron. "His performances, that pushes me as well, to compete with him to get the best out of all of us.

“He’s been positive throughout, making the most out of every game. He’s not taken his foot off the pedal, he’s kept going, pushed himself until the whistle goes. That’s good. He helps the team as well.”

Assessing his own displays, Wan-Bissaka explained: “Every game, every step, that’s how I take it, to improve and push myself throughout.

I feel I've done okay. I can feel it in myself, the confidence and excitement of when every game comes up. You want to play, you can’t wait to get the game started. You know what the team’s capable of, the performances we can all put together to get the result we want.

My goal was a good feeling. I’ll never forget that. That’s the good moment out of this campaign, for me.

Discussing the team's progress, Aaron added: If you look at it from the last season, then we’re obviously finishing higher than third which is a good sign going forward. Now, it’s just the next step, next season.

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