Manchester United supporters have expressed their joy after the club completed the transfer of Aaron Wan-Bissaka on Friday.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer placed heavy emphasis on signing a young, energetic right-back after the departure of Antonio Valencia in May.
Wan-Bissaka, who made 35 Premier League starts in a fantastic 2018/19 season for Crystal Palace, was billed by many supporters as a crucial signing for Man United.
The reaction to his signing, which cost United a fee of £45m plus £5m in add-ons, has been understandably buoyant.
Wan-Bissaka is Red. Finally. http://t.co/7yRa15AZF2
— United. (@PerSempreUnited) June 29, 2019
We have a right back that's not Ashley Young. 😭😭😭 Welcome wan bissaka 🔴🔴 pic.twitter.com/0txYuUvllV
— ,, (@Nazygold2) June 29, 2019
Welcome to old Trafford , Aaron Wan Bissaka ❤️
Lots to achieve young boy !
— Arjun Senthilkumar (@FlashFromRash) June 29, 2019
— Scroft 🔰🔰🔰 (@ScroftUtd) June 29, 2019
Very jealous of United tbh. Aaron Wan Bissaka is a very good buy.
— Adwait (@Adwait98) June 29, 2019
Wan-Bissaka may be the club’s fourth most expensive signing of all time but the deal feels like a shrewd piece of business by United.
When you see Manchester City signing Kyle Walker for £50m two years ago, or Real Madrid capturing Ferland Mendy for £47m, spending the same amount for a hugely talented 21-year-old – who will only continue to improve – makes a great deal of sense. United have put off investing in a proper long-term right-back for far too long.
And with Diogo Dalot or Luke Shaw on the other side, United fans can genuinely hope to see two actual full-backs occupying the full-back spots under Solskjaer next season, as opposed to the turgid duo of Valencia and Ashley Young.