Ten Hag could unearth his ideal Wan-Bissaka heir in Man Utd’s “notable” teen sensation

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United States right back Recently, Aaron Wan-Bissaka has experienced some renewal under Erik ten Hag.

When the Dutchman tried to move him on last summer, it appeared as though his United career was over. He stayed, but up until Christmas he only saw four minutes of Premier League action. However, Diogo Dalot’s injury meant that he was given a chance during the second half of the season, and he hasn’t looked back.

The 25-year-old has contributed a strong offensive performance from the right side of the defence, producing 0.7 crucial passes per game and setting up a significant opportunity while making 0.9 of his attempted dribbles.

It is evident that Ten Hag has rejuvenated Wan-Bissaka because he has shown his physicality in just 0.1 of his 15 league games so far.

Even though his form has recently improved, there are no assurances for his future, and the Dutchman may already be searching for a replacement. However, he could save some money by going to the academy, where Marc Jurado has made a big impression.

Marc Jurado: who is he?

The talented 19-year-old joined United in 2020 after moving from Barcelona, and in 2021 he signed his first professional deal with the organisation.

His potential seems endless, particularly after he made an impression on all the younger teams, including the U18s and U21s, where he scored four goals and provided nine assists. He even received a taste of the matchday experience when he was called up to the first team squad for the match against Nottingham Forest last month.

Jurado has excelled not only in the Premier League 2, but this season the youngster has also played in matches against senior opposition in the EFL Trophy and hasn’t appeared out of place at all.

The Spaniard had a 6.9/10 Sofascore rating across five games while averaging 69 touches and 33 passes per game, indicating that he was at ease with the ball and tried to move it along successfully.

Jurado, like Wan-Bissaka, is attack-oriented. He successfully completed 100% of his dribbling attempts while making 0.2 critical passes each game, demonstrating how much of a threat he is on the right side and how easily he can bomb up and down the flank.

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The youthful player added defensive strength to his offensive skill by making an amazing 3.6 tackles, 1.8 interceptions, and 2.8 clearances per game while winning 58% of all of his duels.

Jurado was lauded earlier this year by journalist Shaun Connolly, who called him one of the “notable names on the cusp of [the] first team,” alongside players like Manni Norkett, Charlie McNeil, and Joe Hugill. If Jurado keeps up his impressive play, Ten Hag might already have his ideal Wan-Bissaka successor right in front of him.

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