Manchester United right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka has named Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling as the toughest opponent of his career so far.
Bissaka has been one of the most consistent players at United since arriving in the summer from Crystal Palace but speaking to the club’s official website, the England defender said that he has enjoyed the battle with his countrymate.
“I'd say Raheem Sterling; those are the battles I've enjoyed the most. He keeps going, just keeps on coming at you. Doesn't matter if he doesn't get past you in one challenge, he keeps coming back for more every time. That's what I like,” he said.
Wan-Bissaka has come up against Sterling twice in the Premier League this season, with Manchester United winning both games; the defender admitting he was happy with his outing against their rivals.
“I've been happy with my performances in both league derbies and the results both times were just what we needed. The second one was just before lockdown, and that was an incredible afternoon.
“We were prepared for that game and we showed that as a team on the pitch. When Scott scored the second goal, the whole stadium just went off and you could see what it meant to everyone,” Bissaka added.
Ole Gunnar Solksjaer's side sits 12 points behind City in the Premier League table and will hope that they can close the gap between them should the Premier League return after the coronavirus break.