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‘His work-rate is amazing’: Odion Ighalo heaps praise on Manchester United defender

Manchester United striker Odion Ighalo has heaped praise on Aaron Wan-Bissaka and believes the 22-year-old is one of the best right-backs in world football.

Wan-Bissaka made the move to Old Trafford from Crystal Palace for £45m last summer and he has since been the undisputed choice on the right side of the defence when fit and available.

The 22-year-old has been largely impressive with his tackling on a one-on-one situation and Ighalo has been particularly impressed with his workrate and ‘rubber-like’ waist which enables him to steal the ball from his opponent.

“The guy is one of the best right-backs. His waist is like rubber, the way he bends and steals the ball. I think this guy is going to get injured and then next second he’s going again. He’s very difficult to get past. He’s a very, very good player. His work-rate is amazing,” he told journalist Juliet Bawuah on Twitter.

Wan-Bissaka has been a quality addition to the United defence this term and he has been consistent in every game. The 2-0 defeat to Watford in December was probably the exception, where he mistimed his sliding challenge in the box and conceding a needless penalty.

Meanwhile, the England youth international has improved on the attacking side of his game as the season has progressed and he has bagged a couple of assists through quality crosses in the backend of the campaign.

As such, it can be said that the right-back has perfectly settled at United in a short space of time and he should only get better with more experience under his belt in the coming years.

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