Manchester United’s Aaron Wan-Bissaka ‘wants to win back his place in the England squad and will resist switching allegiances to DR Congo’ despite facing strong competition for right-back spot ahead of Euro 2020
- Aaron Wan-Bissaka is determined to force his way into the England squad
- The defender is set to resist switching international allegiances to DR Congo
- He has not been part of Gareth Southgate’s squad since August 2019
- He faces strong competition from Trent Alexander-Arnold and Reece James
Aaron Wan-Bissaka is desperate to force his way into Gareth Southgate‘s England squad ahead of next summer’s Euros and will resist switching allegiances to DR Congo, according to reports.
The right-back has not made a senior appearance for the Three Lions after he was forced to withdraw from the squad when he received his only call-up to date in August 2019.
The Manchester United defender has not been selected since and faces strong competition for the right-back spot with Kieran Trippier, Kyle Walker, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Reece James all ahead of him.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka wants to win back his England place and will resist switching allegiances
The defender qualifies for DR Congo but wants to impress Gareth Southgate (pictured)
But the Telegraph report that Wan-Bissaka is determined to play his way into Southgate’s plans.
The defender still qualifies for DR Congo having not made a senior appearance for England but will turn down the chance to switch allegiances.
Wan-Bissaka played one game for DR Congo’s Under 20s in 2015 but has since represented England at the same level and has also played for the Under 21s.
The right-back has started the season strongly despite being left out of United’s starting XI for the opening game against his former side Crystal Palace.
The defender scored his first goal for Manchester United in the 4-1 victory over Newcastle
He has played for England’s Under 20s and U21s but he has not made a senior appearance
The 22-year-old has played every game since and scored his first goal for the Red Devils in the 4-1 victory over Newcastle last weekend.
He also played a key role in keeping out Kylian Mbappe and Neymar during United’s 2-1 Champions League win at Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday.
Southgate rotated his full-backs during the last international break. Trippier started at right-back against Wales but was moved across to left-back in games against Belgium and Denmark.
Alexander-Arnold played as a right wing-back against Belgium with Walker in the right centre-back role while James started against Denmark.