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James Maddison claims Man Utd star is ‘best in the world’ after FA Cup display

Leicester City midfielder James Maddison has heaped praise on Manchester United star Aaron Wan-Bissaka after his outstanding display in Sunday’s FA Cup semi-final.

Wan-Bissaka played 101 minutes under the Wembley arch as the Red Devils secured a 6-7 win over Brighton on penalties after a 0-0 draw.

And his impressive display prompted huge praise from both supporters and fellow players, including Leicester star Maddison.

The 26-year-old England international tweeted: “AWB is ridiculously good at one-v-one defending. Probably the best in the world bar none. “So many wingers run out of ideas when playing directly against him.”

Man Utd legend Rio Ferdinand also appeared to agree as he applauded Wan-Bissaka for his ability to “put the shackles” on Brighton’s Kaoru Mitoma.

When speaking on his FIVE YouTube channel after the semi-final clash, he said: “I think Wan-Bissaka for me [was the stand-out player].

“Mitoma has been the find of the season for me, he has given every team they have played against huge problems.

“And to be fair to Wan-Bissaka, he put the shackles on him. And we all know how good defensively one vs one Wan-Bissaka is and today he proved again he can handle top class players in good form. “When it is me against you, he is as good as anyone out there.”

Wan-Bissaka moved to Old Trafford in a £50million transfer from Crystal Palace in 2019, but his time at the club has been mixed.

Prior to this campaign he was criticised for his performances under the management of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Ralf Rangnick.

But he has now enjoyed a resurgence under the guidance of Erik ten Hag. Wan-Bissaka has played 26 matches for United so far this season, most of which have come in the Premier League and the UEFA Europa League.

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