Manchester United are set to reward Aaron Wan-Bissaka with a new and improved contract after his resurgence under manager Erik ten Hag.
United’s top brass are ready to initiate formal contract talks with Wan-Bissaka’s representatives after the transfer window closes, according to the Daily Mail.
They are keen on securing his long-term future at Old Trafford, with his current deal set to expire next summer.
During the early stages of Ten Hag’s tenure, the right-back was on the fringes of the squad. He played a bit-part role, raising doubts about his future at the club.
United were willing to entertain the possibility of parting ways with the defender. His former club Crystal Palace reportedly expressed interest in resigning him.
However, Ten Hag trusted Wan-Bissaka more as the season unfolded, and he repaid that faith with impressive displays on the pitch.
The 25-year-old emerged as a pivotal figure in their triumphs and was crucial in securing the League Cup and a spot in the Champions League.
No one can doubt Wan-Bissaka’s defensive nous, but he seemed to have limitations going forward.
However, the Croydon-born star has improved that side of his game while maintaining his defensive solidity.
Towards the end of the season, Wan-Bissaka had ousted first-choice right-back Diogo Dalot and took the starting berth.
The impending contract talks will see Man United offer a substantial wage increase for the rejuvenated full-back. The new deal will top his current £100,000-per-week wages.
Based on their pre-season games, the former Palace man will continue as the first-choice right-back for the upcoming season with Dalot deputising.
United seemingly have only two positions to sort ahead of the coming season, with a new central defender on their radar and a possible back-up for Casemiro.
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