Wan-Bissaka feels he's made it at Man United
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Wan-Bissaka feels he's made it at Man United

Defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka feels like he has "made it" at Manchester United.

Bissaka has come under scrutiny by a section of the English media and hasn't been a favorite of England's manager Gareth Southgate despite his sterling performance for his club.

The defender who joined United from Crystal Palace in 2019 for a fee of around £50m is said to be considering switching his nationality to DR Congo.

In an interview with Players' Tribune, the 23-year-old opened up on his two years at Old Trafford stating that he felt he had improved as a player.

"The first thing you notice at Manchester United is how big everything is. I remember when I went up to sign the contract at the training ground in the summer of 2019, we just kept driving past farms and woodlands, like the middle of nowhere. I'm thinking like, 'Where are we? What is this?'

"Then suddenly there it was and I ain't seen anything like it before … the pitches, the buildings, the size of everything. It's on another level. Everywhere you go you see the club's history, with pictures and references to players, trophies, success from before.

"It's massive. The biggest club in the world. It didn't kick in at first. I'd only made my Palace debut not that long ago. I'm not gonna lie, I was nervous about the move. Was I ready? I felt like I had unfinished business at Palace, that they could still help develop me before I moved on. I had always planned on staying longer.

"After being so eager to break into the first team, this felt like such a jump to a new life away from home, away from my parents and my family. But … it's Manchester United. These offers don't come around every day, you know what I'm saying?

"If you say no, you might never get another chance. United tends to sign players for the long haul. They might not need another right-back for a long time.

"When I finally did meet up with the squad, I was worried they might look down on me, you know, coming from a "smaller" team. This is the club of Paul Pogba, Marcus Rashford, David de Gea. Superstars. But really it was the opposite. Everyone was so nice and welcoming, making sure I was OK."

"The feeling of 70,000 cheerings you make a tackle, singing your name is … honestly, I can't put it into words. The only way I can describe it is to say, I feel like I've made it. I feel like I'm home," he said.

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