Gareth Southgate urged to pick Wan-Bissaka for England
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Gareth Southgate urged to pick Wan-Bissaka for England

England manager Gareth Southgate has been urged to pick Manchester United defender Aaron Wan Bissaka in his team.

Former Scottish football turn pundit Ally McCoist in an interview with talkSPORT believes that Bissaka should be in the England squad for this summer’s European Championships.

“The one I’d be taking is Wan-Bissaka. If England draw France, who do you want on that right-hand side against Mbappe? The first job of a defender is to defend. England has got enough players in forward areas,” McCoist said.

Despite not being picked by Southgate, Bissaka has been one of the most consistent players in the United squad having started 29 of their 31 Premier League games and every European fixture this season.

The 23-year-old has contributed to United keeping 19 clean sheets in all competitions and helped his side to second in the Premier League but is yet to receive a cap for the England national team, receiving only one call up in August 2019 but pulling out due to a back injury. He has also represented DR Congo at the youth level.

At right-back, England have Trent Alexander-Arnold, Kyle Walker, Kieran Trippier, Reece James, and Ainsley Maitland-Niles who have all featured in that position for the national team.

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