Why Aaron Wan-Bissaka is not included in England Nations League 2022 squad ?

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Why Aaron Wan-Bissaka is not included in England squad ?
Why Aaron Wan-Bissaka is not included in England squad ?

UEFA Nations League 2022 has already started but some popular names are missing from the tournament as a result of various reasons. Aaron Wan-Bissaka is one of those big players to miss UEFA Nations League 2022. Fans want to know the reason Why Aaron Wan-Bissaka is not included in England Nations League 2022 Squad.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka has been left out of the England Nations League 2022 squad by Gareth Southgate. The Three Lions boss has a wide range of options at right-back, so many in fact that he has left Manchester United’s first choice right back out of the squad for Nations League 2022. AWB, for some time, was regarded as one of the best young right-backs in the Premier League, especially defensively, the 23-year-old will not play at Nations League 2022.

The reason behind the exclusion of Wan-Bissaka from England Nations League 2022 Squad is plenty of amazing right backs in England. The Three Lions are blessed with right-back options and the Red Devils defender remains behind his rivals in the national team manager’s plans. England are blessed with options in the position and the latest squad includes Trent Alexander-Arnold, Kieran Trippier, Kyle Walker and Reece James, as well as Arsenal duo Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Bukayo Saka who can play as wing-backs.

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Why Aaron Wan-Bissaka is not included in England Nations League 2022 squad ?

England plays with three defenders at back along with wing backs. Wan-Bissaka is more full-back than wing-back, and he is bettered by Walker in regards to forward-thinking passes. Kyle Walker is viewed less as a right-back and more as a right centre-back in a three by Southgate. Therefore his selection is justified.

Southgate has been questioned for his decision to exclude the United man, with Wan-Bissaka having kept more clean sheets and made more interceptions than his Premier League rivals. Wan-Bissaka is probably the best defensive right-back Southgate has available to him, capable of shackling the likes of Neymar and Raheem Sterling.

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Why Aaron Wan-Bissaka is not included in England  squad ?

Wan-Bissaka, who joined Manchester United from Crystal Palace in 2019 for £49.5 million, is one of the best defenders in the league. The 23-year old might have his limitations in attack, but his incredible defensive capabilities could have come useful at a tournament like Nations League 2022.

England UEFA Nations League 2022 Squad

England UEFA Nations League 2022 Squad
England UEFA Nations League 2022 Squad

Goalkeepers: Dean Henderson (Nottingham Forest, loan from Manchester United), Nick Pope (Newcastle United), Aaron Ramsdale (Arsenal)

Defenders: Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Ben Chilwell (Chelsea), Conor Coady (Everton, loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers), Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur), Marc Guéhi (Crystal Palace), Reece James (Chelsea), Harry Maguire (Manchester United), Luke Shaw (Manchester United), John Stones (Manchester City), Fikayo Tomori (AC Milan), Kieran Trippier (Newcastle United), Kyle Walker (Manchester City)

Midfielders: Jude Bellingham (Borussia Dortmund), Mason Mount (Chelsea), Kalvin Phillips (Manchester City), Declan Rice (West Ham United), James Ward-Prowse (Southampton)

Forwards: Tammy Abraham (AS Roma), Jarrod Bowen (West Ham United), Phil Foden (Manchester City), Jack Grealish (Manchester City), Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur), Bukayo Saka (Arsenal), Raheem Sterling (Chelsea), Ivan Toney (Brentford)

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