Aaron Wan-Bissaka will not make his Manchester UTD debut until February at the earliest after damaging ligaments in his ankle. The Londoner became the 6th most expensive defender of all time following his £45 million transfer, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will now have to plan without his star signing.
“It was just one of those things,” Wan-Bissaka told Soccer on Sunday. “Paul and Jesse were teaching me their new goal celebration, and halfway through my ankle’s just gone. Jesse was very clear that it’s Step, One, Two, Gun Lean, Lock, Pop, and Pout. But I’ve gone Step, One, Two, Pop, Lock, Pout and then Gun Lean. So it’s my own fault really.”
“You can’t pop when you’re supposed to lock,” added the England U21 international. “Not at this level. This is how injuries happen, to be fair.”
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits that he is disappointed to lose Wan-Bissaka to injury so early in his UTD career.
“I’ve not seen the scan,” the Norwegian told Soccer on Sunday. “But I believe the lad’s popped when he should have locked? That’s the kind of mistake that might go unnoticed at Palace where Aaron maybe got by on a sloppy Robot, or a half-decent Soulja Boy. The standards are a little different at Old Trafford.”
“I’m sure Aaron will adjust,” added Solskjaer. “I’ve asked Jesse and Paul not to post footage of the accident to Instagram, and they assured me that they definitely will post it. So my hands are tied, unfortunately.”