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Aaron Wan-Bissaka ‘wants to win back place in England squad and will resist switching to DR Congo’

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Aaron Wan-Bissaka is desperate to force his way into Gareth Southgate‘s England squad ahead of next summer’s Euros and will resist switching allegiances to DR Congo, according to reports.

The right back has not made a senior appearance for the Three Lions after he was forced to withdraw from the squad when he received his only call-up to date last August. 

The Manchester United defender has not been selected since and faces strong competition for the right back spot with Kieran Trippier, Kyle Walker, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Reece James all currently ahead of him.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka wants to win back his England place and will resist switching allegiances

Aaron Wan-Bissaka wants to win back his England place and will resist switching allegiances 

The defender qualifies for DR Congo but wants to force his way into Gareth Southgate's squad

The defender qualifies for DR Congo but wants to force his way into Gareth Southgate’s squad 

But the Telegraph report that Wan-Bissaka is determined to play his way into Southgate’s plans.

The defender still qualifies for DR Congo having not made a senior appearance for England but will turn down the chance to switch allegiances.

Wan-Bissaka played one game for DR Congo’s Under 20 side in 2015 but has since represented England at the same level and has also played for the Under 21 team. 

The right back has started the season strongly despite being left out of United’s starting XI for the opening game against his former side Crystal Palace. 

The defender scored his first goal for Manchester United in the 4-1 victory over Newcastle

The defender scored his first goal for Manchester United in the 4-1 victory over Newcastle 

He has played for England's Under 20 and 21 teams but he has not made a senior appearance

He has played for England’s Under 20 and 21 teams but he has not made a senior appearance

The 22-year-old has played every game since and scored his first goal for the Red Devils in the 4-1 victory over Newcastle last weekend.

The defender also played a key role in keeping out Kylian Mbappe and Neymar durig United’s 2-1 Champions League win at Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday.

Southgate rotated his full-backs during the last international break. Trippier started at right back against Wales but was moved across to left back in games against Belgium and Denmark.

Alexander-Arnold played as a right wing-back against Belgium with Walker utilised in the right centre-back role while James started against Denmark.

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