Manchester United are willing to sell their full-back duo of Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Brandon Williams. Wan-Bissaka was a regular towards the start of the 2021/22 English Premier League season. However, he lost his place to Diogo Dalot after a series of poor performances. Williams spent the last season out on loan at Norwich City. Both players are likely to feature in a new jersey after failing to impress last season.
Wan-Bissaka featured in 20 English Premier League games for Manchester United last season. He failed to score a goal or provide an assist. When looking at the above chart, the general rule is that the longer the bar, the better the performance — you can see the league average in the middle, and the % is the percentile rank the player is in. The above viz shows the defensive stats of the defender in comparison to other defenders in the league. The 24-year-old was involved in 12.8 defensive actions and had a success rate below 80%. From the above viz, it can be observed that he had a low percentile rank for contesting duels and winning them.
Wan-Bissaka’s main struggle was making forward runs. The full-back likes to challenge for the ball and is not afraid of tackling. However, his biggest struggle was creating threats from the wide positions. He only attempted five shots with a 20% accuracy rate. Other than this, the player failed to deliver most of his crosses inside the opposition’s penalty box. The full-back underperformed after his big-money move in 2019.
Williams spent the season at Norwich City and made 26 appearances for the Canaries. He started in 23 matches and provided an assist. The 21-year-old was involved in more defensive actions due to Norwich City’s struggles. Williams won 75.79% of the defensive actions and had a low percentile rank. The left-back struggled to win most of his defensive duels and also had a low percentile rank for winning aerial and loose ball duels. Williams also had disciplinary issues as the player received eight bookings.
The 21-year-old also struggled in attack for Norwich City. He only attempted four shots, of which only one was on target. He had very few touches inside the opposition’s penalty box.
Manchester United have Luke Shaw and Alex Telles as the two left-backs in the team. Brandon Williams will find it difficult to find a spot in the squad. Diogo Dalot replaced Aaron Wan-Bissaka in the right-back position. The Red Devils are looking for new players in the right-back position. Both players could leave the club before the commencement of the next season.
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