Garth Crooks chose Crystal Palace fullback Aaron Wan-Bissaka in his team of the week following his performance in the 1-0 win over Newcastle last weekend.
In addition to praising the 21-year-old’s performance, the TV pundit also said that he thinks Manchester United should go after him in the summer:
“I’ve gone for my young player of the season, Aaron Wan-Bissaka. He was superb yet again against Newcastle. This fabulous talent has not looked back since his Premier League debut at Fulham at the start of the season. This kid is a must for Manchester United.”
Supporters on social media were mostly in agreement with the comments, with some saying that it was the most sensible thing Crooks has said for a while:
Hes right about something for once.
— Scott MUFC1 #GlazersOut (@ScottMUFC1968) 8 April 2019
He is the first choice RB target.
— RedDevilsUnited (@DevilsStandUTD) 8 April 2019
We should make contact now and try to finalise deals before window opens for once. Get all players in for a full pre season.
— Jedd (@Jedd95) 8 April 2019
Obviously I would normally ignore anything Crooks said but he may be right about this.
— PeteD (@RebelRefrainx) 8 April 2019
Garth finally spoke some sense for once. *Slow Claps*
— Gaz | ExplicitPlay (@ExplicitPlay) 8 April 2019
The only sensible thing Garth Crooks has ever said
— Ben (@benanthonyphoto) 8 April 2019
Garth Crooks talking sense for once! 👏🏻
— David Edwards (@DaveEds7) 8 April 2019
He is got to be our first choice RB, bring him in
— AJ 🦅 (@r3al___AJ) 8 April 2019
A couple of fans are not quite as sure:
Well for starters he made his debut last season… so this guy clearly knows what he’s on about..😂🤦♂️meunier for me
— Calum👹 (@1818Calum) 8 April 2019
Would rather sign an older rb so @DalotDiogo can replace in the future
— Hussein (@husseinMUFC75) 8 April 2019
Multiple reports have linked United with a move for Wan-Bissaka but considering the Red Devils already have a young right-back in Diogo Dalot, there have to be question marks over whether it is a priority signing.
With Matteo Darmian expected to leave in the summer, the squad is arguably weaker at left-back with Luke Shaw not having an obvious understudy. Ashley Young could perhaps be used as backup in that role with Wan-Bissaka competing with Dalot on the right-hand side.