Owen Hargreaves believes that Aaron Wan-Bissaka could excel as a right-sided central defender in a back-three formation when Manchester United switch between systems.
The full-back has caught the eye with his defensive contributions, which include a stellar display against Paris Saint-Germain in the French capital last week.
However, Wan-Bissaka has been criticised for his ability on the ball and his effectiveness in the attacking third – an area where he is eclipsed by other players in the league.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer often plays with a back three in big games and Hargreaves feels as though Wan-Bissaka would be more than capable of performing in that system in a central role.
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“100 per cent (he could play in a back three) because he’s so quick. We spoke about this last year, didn’t we, Rio [Ferdinand]? I think he’d give a bit of athleticism to the United back three,” Hargreaves told BT Sport. “You wouldn’t want to play against him. With England, with Trent, if you play a team where you dominate then Trent is perfect because he gets the assists.
“If you play an international team with top players, Wan-Bissaka cancels out almost anyone. It depends who you’re up against.”