The 26-year-old, who was a second-half substitute in United&aposs 3-0 win over Everton on Sunday, has made the admission ahead of tomorrow&aposs Champions League clash against Galatasaray in Turkey. Zaha joined the Turkish heavyweights in the summer transfer window, joining on a free from Crystal Palace.
Signing a three-year deal, Zaha, who had a failed spell at United between 2013 and 2015, joined the Turkish outfit in pursuit of playing Champions League football for the first time. He has featured in each of their first four group games and scored in their 3-2 win over United at Old Trafford last month.
Zaha is likely to start Wednesday&aposs tussle in Istanbul and could possibly be pitted up against Wan-Bissaka, who will be targeting a recall at right-back. The duo spent time together at Selhurst Park earlier in their careers and Wan-Bissaka, who joined United in 2019, is insistent that he improved defensively because of being tasked of dealing with Zaha in training.
Wan-Bissaka, speaking to United&aposs club website, said: “We&aposre still in contact. When I saw the draw, I thought about it.
“I&aposm happy for him to go out there and he&aposs playing well for them now. I think he&aposs enjoying it. He&aposll 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.”
Wan-Bissaka, who has featured just once for United in the Champions League so far this season, is considered as one of the best full-backs in one-vs-one scenarios in the world. He provided evidence of that when he stopped Zaha from almost certainly scoring a late winner for Palace against United at Selhurst Park back in January.
Zaha was clear on goal and was just about to pull the trigger when Wan-Bissaka got back just in time to produce an excellent tackle.