Aaron Wan-Bissaka

Manchester United defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka is the best tackler and blocker in Premier League

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Manchester United right-back, Aaron Wan-Bissaka has topped the charts for both tackles and blocks in the Premier League this season.

The 22-year-old defender topped both categories after making more of both than any other player in the division.

The full-back, who made five tackles during Man United’s 2-0 victory over Leicester City in the last day game concluded the domestic campaign with a whopping 129 for the season as a whole.

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Aaron Wan-Bissaka between two Aston Villa players

This made him finish one clear of Leicester City midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi (128), who was the Premier League’s most-prolific tackler last term.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka is also the best blocker

Wan-Bissaka, who moved to Old Trafford from Crystal Palace last summer, is also the leader in blocks. According to FBREF.com, the right-back made 101 across the 38 games, which places him one ahead of Norwich City’s right-back Max Aarons.

Wan-Bissaka had said earlier this year that one of his individual targets for 2019/20 was to emerge as England’s first-choice right-back. With these personal accolades, it will be a source of great pride to the defender, which also calls the attention of Gareth Southgate.

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England currently has two top-notch right back in Liverpool’sTrent Alexander-Arnold and Athletico Madrid’s Kieran Trippier.

He had earlier in March said his ambition was to overhaul Leicester’s Ricardo Pereira, who was leading the way before the end of the season.

“I think I’m second at the moment. I’m happy with that for now, just to be right up there. But the first place is the target by the end of the season!”

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Aaron Wan-Bissaka created an assist for Mason Greenwood to score

And he has finally fulfilled his ambition. He will also be part of the Man United‘s squad for next season’s Champions League after the club finally clinched the spot on the last day.

Since moving to United, Wan-Bissaka, he instantly secured a regular first-team spot and quickly drew huge acclaim for his relentless thirst for winning the ball.

In December, he has named Man of the Match following the 2-1 derby win away at Manchester City after making five tackles, four blocks and two interceptions, and almost completely nullifying the threat of Raheem Sterling.

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He continued from there with improved performance to his attacking contributions, delivering memorable Premier League assists for Marcus Rashford (Newcastle United), Anthony Martial (Chelsea, Sheffield United), and Mason Greenwood (Brighton).

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