Manchester United dealt blow as Aaron Wan-Bissaka commits to stay at Crystal Palace

The full-back is United’s top right-back target this summer (Picture: Getty)

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has already been dealt a major blow in his hopes of overhauling Manchester United‘s squad after Aaron Wan-Bissaka committed his immediate future to Crystal Palace.

The 21-year-old is the first name on United’s list of potential right-back signings this summer as they look to replace captain Antonio Valencia, who will leave Old Trafford when his contract expires.

United can also call upon Ashley Young and Diogo Dalot, but Solskjaer nevertheless wanted a new right-back to bring more aggression and intensity at the back.

Valencia returned to training this week and is likely to get a farewell game (Picture: Getty)

Wan-Bissaka has impressed enormously this season, winning Palace’s Player of the Season award, and has also been attracting interest from north London rivals Tottenham and Arsenal.

Palace are expected to demand at least £40million for the defender, but Wan-Bissaka himself says he is happy to continue his development at Selhurst Park for at least another season.

‘The situation just shows that my performances don’t go unnoticed,’ Wan-Bissaka told the Evening Standard when asked about the rumours surrounding him.

‘But I am with Crystal Palace at the moment. That is where my contract is and that is where I will be next season.

Wan-Bissaka cleaned up at Palace’s end-of-season awards after a stellar campaign (Getty)

‘I have got three years left on my contract. It says I am going to be there, so that is all I can focus on now.’

Wan-Bissaka has been an integral part of a Palace defence that has kept 12 clean sheets in the Premier League this season – the sixth most in the division – though the youngster is keen to become a greater attacking threat too.

He added: ‘I would like to add goals and rack up more assists than I have this season. I will get that by getting forward, but obviously first I have got to think about defending.’

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