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Alajandro Garnacho names the world’s best ‘one-on-one defender’

Manchester United winger Alejandro Garnacho says no one in world football is better at one vs one defending than Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

The right-back has been lauded for his defensive attributes since his return to the first team, the former Crystal Palace star is now the preferred pick over Diogo Dalot.

When it came to overall defending, Garnacho chose Lisandro Martinez as the club’s best. But regarding who is the hardest to get past, Garnacho gave the nod to Wan-Bissaka.

Speaking to the Premier League’s media team, he said: “Aaron Wan-Bissaka, probably defending one vs one he is the best in the world, for me. He goes to the floor, he’s fast too so he’s difficult.”

Scott McTominay agreed with Garnacho in his praise of the England full-back. “No one beats Azzer one vs one,” he said. “He’s so sharp, people don’t realise how quick he is.

“When he’s running back and people say ‘his legs are long and they extend’ – they don’t. He’s so quick and he times it perfectly, every single tackle that he makes is timed.

“It’s always on purpose. The timing is so specific and perfect. I’m yet to see someone give him a good go one vs one.”

While speaking about Martinez, Garnacho branded him “incredible” while Facundo Pellistri also sang the praises of the Argentina international.

The latter said: “I have a good relationship with him [Martinez]. I also like the character he has and of course he is one of the best defenders nowadays.”

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