Manchester United defender, Aaron Wan-Bissaka has come out to share why he couldn’t turn MUFC down. He recently revealed that he just couldn’t reject the chance to play at such a big club.
According to him, the pitches, the buildings, the size of everything at Old Trafford is simply astonishing and it is clear that every player fights for the chance to play at the highest level.
Bissaka added that MUFC is the biggest club in the world and offers from the English club don’t come around often.
His words, “The first thing you notice at Manchester United is how big everything is.”
“I remember when I went up to sign the contract at the training ground in the summer of 2019, we just kept driving past farms and woodlands, like middle of nowhere. I’m thinking like, ‘Where are we? What is this?”
“Then suddenly there it was and I ain’t seen anything like it before … the pitches, the buildings, the size of everything. It’s on another level. Everywhere you go you see the club’s history, with pictures and references to players, trophies, success from before.”
“It’s massive. The biggest club in the world.”
“It didn’t kick in at first. I’d only made my Palace debut not that long ago.”
“I’m not gonna lie, I was nervous about the move. Was I ready? I felt like I had unfinished business at Palace, that they could still help develop me, before I moved on. I had always planned on staying longer.”
“After being so eager to break into the first team, this felt like such a jump to a new life away from home, away from my parents and my family.”
“But … it’s Manchester United.”
“These offers don’t come around every day, you know what I’m saying?”
“If you say no, you might never get another chance. United tend to sign players for the long haul. They might not need another right-back for a long time.”
“When I finally did meet up with the squad, I was worried they might look down on me, you know, coming from a “smaller” team. This is the club of Paul Pogba, Marcus Rashford, David de Gea. Superstars.”
“But really it was the opposite.”
“Everyone was so nice and welcoming, making sure I was OK.”
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