Former Premier League striker Kevin Phillips has suggested that Aaron Wan-Bissaka “has not progressed” and that he “doesn’t suit” Man Utd.
The defender made the move to Man Utd in 2019. They splashed out around £50m to bring him in from Crystal Palace.
The 24-year-old has already played 126 times for the Red Devils. He has been criticised for his performances this season though.
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Wan-Bissaka has been in and out of the team as he has only started 20 games in the Premier League.
It was reported earlier this week that Crystal Palace are interested in re-signing their former defender.
Phillips has argued that it would be a “sensible decision” for Wan-Bissaka to return to Palace:
“It’s a shame because I like him,” Phillips told Football Insider.
“However, he hasn’t really progressed at Man Utd – although the club have been in a massive decline themselves.
“It didn’t work out for Wilfried Zaha either, and being a London boy – he couldn’t wait to get back to Palace. I know that because I was at the club at the time.
“Some players just don’t suit football clubs. That seems to be the case for Wan-Bissaka – he just doesn’t suit Man Utd. It happens.
“It wouldn’t surprise me at all if he went back to Palace and performed just as well as he was when he left.
“That could be the most sensible decision, just to go back to familiar surroundings. If you’re comfortable and happy, then that’s when you play the best football.”
Elsewhere, Juan Mata is confident that the Red Devils have an “exciting future” under their new manager Erik ten Hag.
The 34-year-old appreciates United fans’ frustrations over what has been a troublesome season for the club.
It has already been announced that Ten Hag will replace Ralf Rangnick this summer.
Mata might not be on hand next term given his contract expires this summer, but the ex-Chelsea star has backed Ten Hag to turn the club around.
“I understand the fans’ frustration after this season because I would also be frustrated too,” Mata told Man United’s official club website.
“But I also think there is an exciting future ahead, with a new era, with a new manager.
“Hopefully it is going to be a big change in terms of results and fans will be happy.”