Why Wan-Bissaka is absent

Wednesday 08 February 2023 19:21

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has revealed why Aaron Wan-Bissaka is not in the matchday squad for the game with Leeds United.

The right-back has been in fine form of late but makes way for Diogo Dalot, who makes his first Premier League start since November.

Wan-Bissaka is not on the bench for the 20:00 GMT kick-off, which is not being shown live on UK television.

Ten Hag explains United line-up


The boss makes three alterations to his side for the eagerly awaited clash with Leeds.

When quizzed on the matter by Sky Sports before the Old Trafford encounter, Ten Hag declared that it was "illness" keeping the defender out of the frame.

Hopefully, this means he will not be sidelined for too long and could be available for the weekend game, against Leeds United again, at Elland Road.

Antony is another of the players missing the Leeds clash and the manager did provide some more detail on the winger's injury in the lead-up to the game.

"I don't know," he answered on the Brazilian's comeback date. "I don't think it is a long time but we have to see how it develops in the coming days.

''It is in his leg, but I can't specify as we don't understand that."

Anthony Martial is out with a hip problem.