Topping the current tackling stats this season, Aaron Wan-Bissaka has revealed that he plans to approach every Manchester United fixture this campaign with the intention of recording the most tackles.
Wan-Bissaka completed a £45m plus £5m in add-ons transfer from Crystal Palace to United in a five-year deal back in July. The 21-year-old has fitted seamlessly at Old Trafford and in just the two opening matches of the new season, Wan-Bissaka has already topped the league table with 15 tackles, two more than Ricardo Pereira in second-place.
In an interview with United Review, Wan-Bissaka revealed how he plans to approach every United match, "I love tackles, man. I want to come out with the most tackles from each game; that’s my aim. I’m not really happy when I come out of a game without many tackles.
"At the same time, when I look back at it, it doesn’t mean anything negative, necessarily – it might mean that the winger’s not confident to keep on coming at me, for me to have the chance to tackle him. Wingers hate it. When I was a winger, I hated being tackled!
"When I attempted to beat a player and he slide-tackled me, I’d just think: ‘I don’t want to go down there again,’ and change the route, change my play, you know?"