Snub can help Wan at United

Sol­sk­jaer tells young right-back not to worry over miss­ing out for Eng­land

Manchester Evening News - - SPORT - By TY­RONE MAR­SHALL

OLE Gun­nar Sol­sk­jaer be­lieves it’s a mat­ter of time un­til Aaron Wan-Bis­saka be­comes part of the Eng­land set-up, but his lat­est Three Li­ons snub could turn out to be a bonus for United.

Wan-Bis­saka was in­cluded in Gareth South­gate’s squad for the Septem­ber in­ter­na­tion­als but had to with­draw with a back in­jury. Since then the 21-yearold has missed out on se­lec­tion in Oc­to­ber and Novem­ber.

The £45m right-back is still set­tling into life at Old Traf­ford and com­pe­ti­tion for a right-back berth in the Eng­land squad is fierce, with Trent Alexan­derArnold

and Kieran Trip­pier cur­rently ahead of Wan-Bis­saka and his City coun­ter­part Kyle Walker.

Hav­ing missed out on se­lec­tion for the Euro 2020 qual­i­fiers against Mon­tene­gro and Kosovo, Wan-Bis­saka will in­stead get a few days off as he con­tin­ues to ad­just to be­ing a key fix­ture for United af­ter his move from Crys­tal Palace.

Sol­sk­jaer in­sists that could help the young­ster, com­par­ing it to miss­ing out on his own first call-up for Nor­way.

“I re­mem­ber when I wasn’t picked for Nor­way the first time, be­cause there were loads of ru­mours about me be­ing picked, and I thought it was ‘thanks,’ be­cause I’m just get­ting used to the Nor­we­gian top league now,” the United boss said.

“I think maybe, as well, he’s not a flash guy, he likes to get on with these things and I’m sure he will get his chance later on and he’s been fan­tas­tic.”

Wan-Bis­saka’s mis­for­tune is to be bat­tling for a place in the Eng­land squad when South­gate has em­bar­rass­ment of riches at right-back.

But Sol­sk­jaer has no doubt that the United man will even­tu­ally get his chance, once he’s fully dealt with his rapid rise to stardom.

“I think Aaron is go­ing to get his time in the na­tional team soon enough,” he said. “Aaron’s cop­ing re­ally well with the move that he made from Palace to here.

“It’s not long ago he played in the re­serves at Crys­tal Palace, then he played a great sea­son last sea­son. Now he’s taken this club by storm be­cause we all rate him highly as a player and a per­son and I don’t worry about him not be­ing picked. He will be picked soon enough.”

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