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Manchester United preprared to let Aaron Wan-Bissaka leave on loan in January

Manchester United are ready to part ways with Aaron Wan-Bissaka in the January transfer window amid talks of a potential return to Crystal Palace, according to The Sun.

Wan Bissaka moved to Old Trafford from Selhurst Park back in the summer of 2019 and was a regular starter for each of his first three seasons at the Theatre of Dreams.

However, since Erik ten Hag’s appointment, Wan-Bissaka has fallen down the pecking order to an in-form Diogo Dalot and has played just four minutes across all competitions since August.

Wan-Bissaka had been battling with a niggling back injury for the past couple of weeks, but he returned to the substitutes’ bench in Thursday’s 1-0 victory over Real Sociedad in the final group stage match of the Europa League.

Aiming to feature on a more regular basis in the future, the Englishman is expected to leave his current employers at the nearest available opportunity.

With less than two years left on Wan-Bissaka’s ongoing deal, United are running out of time to recoup a decent chunk of the £45 million fee they paid to Palace, but the Red Devils are still open to letting him leave on a short-term basis.

His departure would free up space in the squad for the acquisition of a new right-back as Ten Hag targets reinforcement in that area of the pitch.

“We need two good full-backs [on the left side and the right side] because we have a lot of games to come,” the Dutch tactician was quoted as saying by the Daily Mail last month.

Norwich City’s Max Aarons has been earmarked as a potential target once again off the back of previous links to the red half of Manchester.

Bayer Leverkusen’s Jeremie Frimpong is also being monitored by United, per Sky Sports’ Florian Plettenberg.

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