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Ex-junior coach: Wan-Bissaka has fighting spirit for Man Utd success

Aaron Wan-Bissaka has the fighting spirit needed to make it at Manchester United.

Colin Omogbehin is Fulham's Under-23s coach these days, but previously worked closely with Wan-Bissaka at London grassroots club Junior Elite and then in the Crystal Palace academy. Omogbehin was Palace's Under-16s coach but helped recruit Wan-Bissaka aged 11 and has watched him blossom since.

He told the Manchester Evening News: “He's got a wonderful never give up, never-say-die mentality.

“He's very hungry, has worked for every opportunity he's been given - it's never been handed to him. Even at Crystal Palace there was a period when they weren't sure about him and he had to come through that period, around the age of 13, 14.

“He's got that ability to fight whenever needed. I've seen this type of character before and they usually have long careers in the game. Because they're focussed and driven every day - not just some days - that's why they end up playing every week, because the manager can trust them."

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