Manchester United defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka has labelled the feeling of scoring his first goal in professional football as ‘inspiring.’
After having a two-week international break to mull over their humiliating 6-1 loss to Tottenham, United returned to winning ways by hammering Newcastle 4-1 on Saturday night.
A Luke Shaw own-goal had put the Magpies ahead at St. James’ Park but Harry Maguire equalised shortly after. The game remained at a deadlock until the 86th minute when a brilliant counter-attack saw Bruno Fernandes find the top corner from a tight angle.
Wan-Bissaka himself put the game beyond doubt in injury time as he riffled the ball into the top corner after being played through by Marcus Rashford.
It was a great way to mark his 50th appearance for the club. The right-back has explained what it means to score his first goal in nearly 100 professional games and has admitted he has his eyes set on more.
“It’s a good feeling, quite an inspiring one. It was a good team performance as well,” Wan-Bissaka told MUTV.
“I just wanted to smash it. The keeper had been saving a few shots during the game so I thought ‘this time, let me just roof it.’
“After that went in, the confidence is there to push on more.”
Although it’s hard to tell with his prowess at the back, Wan-Bissaka actually started his career as a forward in Crystal Palace’s youth ranks and he also recalled the last goal he scored before Saturday’s strike.
“I do, you know,” he added when asked if he remembered his last goal at youth level. “It was for Palace, from a corner. It was crossed in and I volleyed it in but that was a long time ago.”