What Wilfried Zaha said to Aaron Wan-Bissaka after completing Man Utd transfer


Aaron Wan-Bissaka has opened up on the advice Wilfried Zaha gave him after joining Manchester United .

Wan-Bissaka made his United debut on Saturday in the 2-0 victory over Perth Glory.

The England Under-21s defender became United’s most-expensive defender when he arrived in a £50m deal from Crystal Palace .

Zaha made the switch six years earlier and has also attracted interest from United and Arsenal this summer.

And the Ivory Coast winger had some advice for his Palace teammate after he sealed the big-money switch to Old Trafford.

Wilfried Zaha celebrates with Wan-Bissaka

“When he knew that I joined he just told me to play without fear,” Wan-Bissaka said.

“I have come here as a new signing and he said, ‘Just play your game and do what you did last season.’

“He was happy for me. He said I deserved it and I should continue working hard and doing what I do.”

Wan-Bissaka rejected the chance to take time off after the U21s European Championships and will get some more game time under his belt against Leeds this week.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka of Manchester United

He insists he is not fazed by the pressure that comes with his hefty price tag.

“I try not to focus on that side, for me it’s just developing as a player and my ability to help the team going forward,” he said.

“I was surprised, when I walked in, everyone has been talking to me, encouraging me, with advice. That’s helped me a lot. For me it wasn’t hard. I wanted to take my development to the next level and this was the team where I thought I could do it.”

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