Liverpool legend touts Manchester United right-back as world's best defender

Aaron Wan-Bissaka tackling Raheem Sterling.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka tackling Raheem Sterling.
Jamie Carragher
Jamie Carragher

Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher heaped praise on Manchester United right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka following his Manchester derby display.

After doing the double over their neighbours for the first time in 10 years, the Red Devils defeated Pep Guardiola’s charges at Old Trafford over the weekend in their chase to finish in the UEFA Champions League places.

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Carragher, who played as a right-back as a youngster, was impressed with Wan-Bissaka’s defensive performance against Raheem Sterling.

"Normally, I’ve played full-back and didn’t have the pace of Wan-Bissaka, you would try to get out to Sterling because he’s too quick for me, too good on the ball but Wan-Bissaka is almost like 'yeah, run at me, bring it on,'" the 42-year-old said on Sky Sports.

"I actually think Wan-Bissaka is the best one-on-one defender as a full-back in the world. I don’t think anyone would get the better of him.

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"In that position, I think any other full-back in Europe, Raheem is away because of his pace but even when you actually get past Wan-Bissaka look at his legs coming from nowhere."