Wan-Bissaka could be axed by Man United after Keane claim - pundit
Man United defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka must “adjust” to a wing-back role if he is to keep his place in the starting XI.
That is the view of former Sunderland striker Kevin Phillips who, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, insisted the 23-year-old’s output “has to be better”.
Speaking on Sky Sports (October 30th), Man United icon Roy Keane savaged Wan-Bissaka and claimed he is “not good enough” for the Red Devils.
The former Crystal Palace defender has played the last two matches in an unfamiliar wing-back role.
Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has pivoted to a 3-5-2 system in order to shore up the defence after last month’s 5-0 drubbing at the hands of Liverpool.
Phillips cast doubt on Wan-Bissaka’s offensive capabilities, insisting he had to “learn to adjust” to the new role.
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“At the end of the day, when a manager isn’t getting the results and he’s paying for it in the media – he will have to be ruthless,” he told Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs.
“Solskjaer will have to pick a system that works, and if that doesn’t suit certain players – then so be it.
“The player has to learn to adjust.
“Wan-Bissaka has been at the club a while now, and he’s had some criticism but he will just have to learn to adjust – or Solskjaer will just find someone who can.
“Ultimately, it’s down to the player whether he takes this advice on board – because I think he could play that wing-back role.
“His output has to be better. Defensively we know what he can do, but if you’re playing at wing-back then you’re expected to be able to get crosses into the box.”