Crystal Palace coach explains how a failed loan helped Aaron Wan-Bissaka become a 45m Man United signing - football

Crystal Palace coach explains how a failed loan helped Aaron Wan-Bissaka become a 45m Man United signing



Aaron Wan-Bissaka has enjoyed a solid start to his Manchester United career after leaving Crystal Palace (Picture: Getty)
Crystal Palace academy coach Shaun Derry believes that Aaron Wan-Bissaka benefited from spending four days with Cambridge United as it opened his eyes to professional football in the lower leagues.
Wan-Bissaka enjoyed a miraculous rise to prominence after making his Crystal Palace debut against Spurs in February 2018, cementing himself as a first-team regular at Selhurst Park before joining Manchester United in a 45m deal in June.
The 21-year-old’s incredible journey to the top could have continued this week after he was called into Gareth Southgate’s England squad for the first time, only to be forced to withdraw due to a back complaint. Prior to his emergence at Palace, Wan-Bissaka almost made a loan move to League Two club Cambridge United and Derry, who managed the club at the time, believes that drove the defender on to prove himself in the Premier League.
Shaun Derry revealed that Wan-Bissaka spent dour days training with Cambridge United (Picture: Getty)
‘Aaron came to Cambridge, the [transfer] window was shut so we couldn’t sign anyone but we spoke about him coming out of this environment [Crystal Palace] and into a League Two environment,’ Derry said.
‘We took him to Cambridge, he was a right-winger at this time, we were looking for one and he spent four days with us. He was late!
‘We had no food after ...
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