Man Utd star Aaron Wan-Bissaka desperate to regain England spot – despite DR Congo flag stunt on Instagram

MANCHESTER UNITED star Aaron Wan-Bissaka is desperate to regain his England spot – despite putting the Democratic Republic of Congo flag on his Instagram.

Wan-Bissaka scored his first goal for United in their 4-1 thrashing of Newcastle last weekend and impressed again in the 2-1 Champions League win over Paris Saint-Germain.

Wan-Bissaka is keen to regain his spot in the England squad

The former Crystal Palace star, 22, was called up to Gareth Southgate’s England squad at the start of last season.

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But he had to withdraw through injury and the right-back has not been in his plans since.

Amid uncertainty over his international future, Wan-Bissaka appeared to signal his intent by putting the DR Congo flag on his Instagram bio.

But The Telegraph say he is eager to be part of the Three Lions side for next year’s European Championship.

Wan-Bissaka, bought by United for £50million, is of Congolese descent and made one appearance for their Under-20s in 2015.

The Croydon-born wing-back has since represented England at U20 and U21s level.

His path to a first-team England spot has been blocked by the likes of Trent Alexander-Arnold, Kieran Trippier, Kyle Walker and now Reece James.

It could be that, if called upon, Wan-Bissaka will have to go on the left with Southgate’s lack of options for cover for Ben Chilwell.

The DR Congo flag previously featured on his Instagram bio but now it has been removed

Wan-Bissaka recently called himself a ‘proud African’ in an Instagram post and labelled DR Congo his ‘homeland’.

Off the pitch, though, Jesse Lingard’s old flame – who was in an intimate relationship with Wan-Bissaka – claimed the defender had fathered a love child behind his girlfriend’s back.

And former United captain Gary Neville urged Wan-Bissaka to focus more on his defending than attacking.

He said: “My view on it with Aaron Wan-Bissaka is that he should focus on his defending and become a brilliant Manchester United full-back defensively, who keeps clean sheets.

“That’s number one, and he should focus on that.

“The only other thing that I think he should do is try and create a relationship with his right winger whereby he can serve that player well and he can serve his central midfield player well.”


By: Sam Morgan
Title: Man Utd star Aaron Wan-Bissaka desperate to regain England spot – despite DR Congo flag stunt on Instagram
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Published Date: Thu, 22 Oct 2020 14:45:05 +0000

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