Aaron Wan-Bissaka was in action for Manchester United last night, amid reports of transfer interest from Wolves.
Wan-Bissaka has been linked with a move to Molineux in recent days, with Erik ten Hag seemingly ready to offload him.
He has barely featured for the Red Devils this term, playing second fiddle to Diogo Dalot.
Wolves, West Ham United and Crystal Palace are all thought to be keen on the 25-year-old.
And officials of those three clubs may have been interested spectators last night as Manchester United took on Burnley in the Carabao Cup.
Wan-Bissaka was actually handed a rare start by ten Hag. He had previously only played four minutes for United this season.
It was a big chance for Wan-Bissaka to perhaps strengthen his case to play for one of the teams interested in him.
If he was trying to perform well to catch the attention of another club, then it was a fairly successful audition.
Wan-Bissaka provided a brilliant assist for United’s first goal in their 2-0 win.
Bruno Fernandes lofted a pass over the top for him and he delivered a brilliant volleyed cross on the stretch for Christian Eriksen to tap home.
People have often criticised Wan-Bissaka’s lack of effectiveness in the final third. But he did extremely well on that goal.
And the rest of his performance was assured, and he was solid defensively.
The Manchester Evening News gave player ratings after the game. Wan-Bissaka got a 7/10, and they said of him: “A potentially timely audition amid interest from West Ham, claiming a first assist since May 2021 with a well-timed volley for Christian Eriksen.”
Aaron Wan-Bissaka may have sent transfer message to Wolves with performance against Burnley
Wan-Bissaka gave a great account of himself last night considering he’s barely kicked a ball this season.
It was interesting that ten Hag decided to start him. One wonders if the purpose was indeed to get Wan-Bissaka into that shop window.
If Wolves officials were watching, they likely would have been impressed.
He was comfortable defensively and didn’t give Johann Gudmundsson anything. And then he made that excellent assist, which is likely to have added to his appeal.
It remains to be seen if Wolves decide to make a move.
Competiton is strong, especially from his former club Palace. But Lopetegui has already shown with Matheus Cunha that the pulling power is there.