|Org||England U21 National Teams|
|Club as Player||Manchester United|
- 2018 08 30
- Aaron Wan-Bissaka has been named Crystal Palace Player of the Month for August following his impressive displays for the side. The 20-year-old secured 48 percent of the total votes cast by the Eagles’ fans to scoop the award for the second time since breaking into the first team, having won the prize in March
2018 10 29 Retrieve
[Crystal Palace’s Aaron Wan-Bissaka reflects on Arsenal stalemate] We started well, we created a lot of chances and we took those chances. Then, second half they got back into the game but we kept fighting to the end. The team has got confidence, especially going forward, and that helps against a team like Arsenal
[On Milivojevic’s goals] I was confident that he was going to score, so well done to Luke for getting the two [goals]
I want to keep on doing what I’m doing. Arsenal are always a challenge but challenges help me. The fans are all good to us, they’re behind us and carry us all the way
2018 12 21 Retrieve
[Aaron Wan-Bissaka reflects on impressive year with Crystal Palace] It started with the chance I was given to play in the Premier League. I was shocked when it happened, but it was a chance I had to take, and I feel I’ve taken it. It started on the Friday I went into the Analysis room, and checked the board – and my name wasn’t on the bench. I looked up and saw it in the right-back position. I was shocked, nerves kicked in. I was playing against Tottenham the next day. It’s a big thing for me, Palace are my local team. I aim to build a future with this team and to see where it takes us
[Wan-Bissaka praised Andros Townsend, Mamadou Sakho and James Tomkins for helping in his development] “He [Townsend] is on my side – he’s been helping me ever since. If you lose the ball, you can go quiet – but he’s like ‘keep your head up’. He keeps pushing me, which helps me go again. I’ve got two leaders in Mamadou Sakho and James Tomkins. Having them next to me, I don’t feel afraid. I know they’ve got me in all situations. The back four, we’re a team together. Our aim is just to defend
[Palace travel to the Etihad Stadium to take on champions Manchester City on Saturday and the defender assured he will not be under pressure playing against Pep Guardiola’s men] It’s the same as other games, it makes no difference to me. I just play my game, put the effort in and work hard. I know I’ll learn something from [playing versus Leroy Sane et al], to help me in the future. They’re smart players, we’ve got to be smart as well. We’ll look to gamble, as they look to take their chances
[On his target for 2019] My aim is to keep my position, and to keep improving.
2018 12 31 Retrieve
[Palace wonderkid Wan Bissaka says 2018 was my breakthrough but 2019 can be better] It was a breakthrough year for me. It changed a lot for me. My aim is to do better next year. I didn’t expect the breakthrough to come the way it has. I’m grateful for it and I’ll take the chances.
[Against Chelsea] I just played my game. My aims to stop them doing what they’re good at. That’s what I aimed to do
[Gareth Southgate is no stranger to giving promising youngsters a chance in the England team, but Wan-Bissaka insists he still proud to be part of the U21 set up for now] We’ll have to see with that. The aim is to just go forward, whether England or the Under-21s and just keep improving
2020 04 06 Retrieve
[Wan-Bissaka sees more to come from him and Red Devils] When you look back at our performances from the early weeks of the season compared to how we were playing in the weeks before lockdown, the improvements are clear to see. You can see how confident we’re getting in front of goal and we’re just getting better as a team.
[The former Crystal Palace star added] Obviously when I’ve been watching the games back I’ve had an eye on my own performances too, and I’m happy with how things have gone so far in my first season at United. I really enjoyed the two Premier League derbies against City. It was a big decision for me to come to United and things have gone well, but when the time comes when we can get back to playing football, I know there’s still a lot more to come from me
[Asked to pick out his toughest opponent, the England hopeful said] I’d say Raheem Sterling; those are the battles I’ve enjoyed the most. He keeps going, just keeps on coming at you. Doesn’t matter if he doesn’t get past you in one challenge, he keeps coming back for more every time. That’s what I like. I’ve been happy with my performances in both league derbies and the results both times were just what we needed. The second one was just before lockdown, and that was an incredible afternoon. We were prepared for that game and we showed that as a team on the pitch. When Scott McTominay scored the second goal, the whole stadium just went off and you could see what it meant to everyone.
2020 04 16 Retrieve
[Aaron Wan-Bissaka has revealed he didn’t expect to become so close to his Manchester United teammates after signing for the club] We all get along. I didn’t expect it. I thought because I was new, not many would engage with me. But as soon as I stepped in, everyone wanted to help me, showed me around, had conversations with me. They made me comfortable. The manager’s intentions have been to build this squad together and you can see the difference after the New Year. Every game we were getting better