Nigerian football star Odion Ighalo has showered praises on Manchester United defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka after labeling him a ‘rubber’ waist.
The 22-year-old right-back joined the Red Devils on a five-year deal valued around €55 million from Crystal Palace last year. Wan-Bissaka walked perfectly into United’s team since he arrived at Old Trafford and has become a starter for Ole Gunnar Solskaer’s side.
Though the 30-year-old has barely spent two months with the player at the Theater of Dreams, the former Super Eagles star says Wan-Bissaka is among the top defenders at the moment.
“That guy is one of the best right-backs,” he told Juliet Bawuah. “His waist is like rubber, the way he bends and steals the ball.
“I think this guy is going to get injured and then next second he’s going again. He’s very difficult to get past. ‘He’s a very, very good player.
His work-rate is amazing.” Ighalo was asked if he has dribbled past his teammate while in training and he said: “I’m a striker, so I want to stay in the middle.”
The forward’s future remains uncertain at Old Trafford with his contract set to expire next month with United unsure of handing him a permanent deal afterward.
He will have to return to his Chinese based club Shanghai Shenhua if the Red Devils fail to make their intentions known early enough.
The English Premier League giants in serious battle to sign Super Eagles most expensive defender Meanwhile, the Premier League side will have to cough out about £15 million if they must keep the former Super Eagles star for another season.