Aaron Wan-Bissaka sits in Man Utd directors’ box despite being named on bench for Real Sociedad clash
AARON WAN-BISSAKA reportedly appeared in the Manchester United directors’ box last night – despite being named on the bench.
The right-back was listed among the substitutes for United’s 1-0 Europa League defeat to Real Sociedad.
But, according to MEN, the 24-year-old showed up in the directors’ box just before kick-off.
And he played no part in the game as a controversial Brais Mendez penalty condemned Erik ten Hag’s side to defeat.
Victor Lindelof was shuffled over to right-back when Lisandro Martinez came on at half-time.
That’s despite Wan-Bissaka, a natural right-back, being named among the substitutes.
The former Crystal Palace man was pictured arriving for the game, but he was not snapped on the bench during the match.
Wan-Bissaka has also been absent from United’s last two games – victories over Arsenal and Leicester.
Boss Ten Hag said he missed the Leicester clash with a “small complaint”.
Wan-Bissaka has played just four minutes of football in all competitions this season.
He came on for the closing stages of the 2-1 win over Liverpool, but has fallen behind Diogo Dalot in the pecking order.
The defender was linked with a move away from Old Trafford this summer.
SunSport exclusively revealed that former club Crystal Palace were keen on his signature, but couldn’t get a deal over the line.
West Ham were also thought to have had a late bid, but Ten Hag confirmed Wan-Bissaka was part of his plans.