Ex-Man Utd defender urges Solskjaer to bring in new right-back

Man Utd should sign a new right-back in the summer to push Aaron Wan-Bissaka to improve his game, according to Fabio da Silva.

The right-back produced a brilliant performance as the Red Devils put nine past Southampton in the Premier League on Tuesday night.

Wan-Bissaka is often criticised for not producing enough going forward but Fabio was pleased to see him score against the Saints, while he has also encouraged Man Utd to add an alternative in the summer.

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Fabio told the Manchester Evening News: “If you see how Luke Shaw is doing this season, I think it’s the best season he’s been having for so long at Man United. Telles has made him improve, someone to say ‘if you’re not playing well, if you’re not concentrating, working hard, you’re going to lose your place’.

“This definitely makes you play better, so for Wan-Bissaka if they bring in a good right-back, you’re going to help him to improve.

“One hundred per cent, this is what makes players compete for their place, and to improve. If you play every game, you have no competition and you can start to get in a comfort zone, it’s not good for you.”

Fabio added: “I think he’s already improved, to be honest.

“I watch a lot of Man United, I follow them, and before he arrived I thought as an offensive full-back for United, he’s not going to do it.

“Everyone knew he was a great defender, his positioning is good, but at the beginning I thought: ‘I don’t know’.

“But now, really, he has improved a lot. He can still improve more, he is young, but now he’s a much better offensive player than when he arrived. So if he keeps improving, he will be a fantastic player, I really like him.”


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