Former youth coach Colin Omogbehin claims, for Manchester United, Aaron Wan-Bissaka is “tailor-made” because he boasts the “never-say-die mentality” on which the Red Devils pride themselves.
The grassroots club Junior Elite in London first noticed the skill of Wan-Bissaka and then Palace, said Omogbehin.
Talking about a player he’s worked within youth football and the Palace Academy, Omogbehin told the Manchester Evening News that he is not amazed by the success of Wan-Bissaka.
“He ’s got a fantastic never give up mentality, never-say-die.”
“He’s very hungry, he’s worked for every possibility he’s given-it’s never been handed over to him. Even at Crystal Palace there was a time when they weren’t sure about him and he had to come through that period, around 13, 14 years old.”
“He has that fighting ability whenever required. I’ve already seen this type of character and they usually have a long career in the game. Because they are focused and driven every day – not just a few days – this is why they end up playing every week because they can be trusted by the manager.”