Aaron Wan-Bissaka believes that training against Wilfried Zaha helped him become a better defender and that he has respect for his former Crystal Palace teammate.
Wan-Bissaka could end up facing Zaha tomorrow when United take on Galatasaray in the critical match day 5 Group A clash in Istanbul tomorrow.
The right-back missed the 3-2 home defeat to Galatasaray due to injury but could be an option tomorrow.
Zaha meanwhile, scored the fourth and final goal in Galatasaray’s 4-0 win against Alanyaspor in the Super Lig on the weekend and scored his fourth goal in 16 games against United in their 3-2 win at Old Trafford the last time the two sides met.
The former Palace man put on an impressive display in the win over United which was the first time the Lions beat the Premier League giants away from home.
The Ivory Coast international is likely to start and is an obvious danger for Galatasaray at the Rams Park stadium.
“We’re still in contact,” Aaron was quoted as saying on the official Man United website. “When I saw the draw, I thought about it. I’m happy for him to go out there and he’s playing well for them now. I think he’s enjoying it. He’ll just be looking forward to the competition in that different league and also in the Champions League.
“You know, even from when I was training with him at Palace, I respected him a lot. That was the battle we had. That helped me as a player as well.
“You just never know with him, on what day, and you have just got to be prepared. Obviously, you just play your own game and, all that comes, you deal with it then.”
Zaha is a former United play but only made four appearances after becoming Sir Alex Ferguson’s last signing as manager.
The 30-year-old forward has six goals and two assists in 15 appearances in all competitions for Galatasaray in all competitions this season.