Why Wan-Bissaka and Fred were not allowed in dressing room straight after Man City win

Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Fred had to wait until they were allowed back into the dressing room after Manchester United’s win against Manchester City. The Red Devils did the double for the first time over their bitter rivals for the first time since 2009/10 thanks to goal from Anthony Martial and Scott McTominay at Old Trafford on Sunday.

After the final whistle, Wan-Bissaka and Fred were selected for drug testing, according to The Athletic.

The two players could only walk the corridors of Old Trafford until they had each provided a sample.

As a result, they were chaperoned closely by testers as per regular protocol.

The Athletic amusingly claim it took until nearly 7.30pm for Wan-Bissaka to provide a sample due to dehydration – roughly an hour after the full-time whistle was blown by referee Mike Dean – before being permitted to return to the dressing room to change out of his kit.

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Discussing Wan-Bissaka’s post-match activities, a source told The Athletic: “Everyone was buzzing but he and Fred, who was also tested, were wandering around in their kit with a pair of drugs testers following them.

“Despite leaving the ground late, he was really good with waiting fans, smiling for selfies.”

Wan-Bissaka had cause to celebrate after a fine performance at right-back that saw him get the better of Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling.

Premier League legend Jamie Carragher was full of praise for the £50million defender when analysing his performance on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football.


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“What can Pep do next time?” Carragher said while analysing footage on Monday Night Football.

“I think something he’s got to do is not put Raheem Sterling up against Wan-Bissaka, and I’ll show you why.

“Wan-Bissaka is almost like ‘run at me, bring it on’.

“Raheem Sterling is possibly one of the best three or four wide-left players in the world.

“And [Wan-Bissaka’s] saying ‘Yeah, come on, I don’t need to get tight, you’re not going to go past me’.

“In that position, I think against any other full-back in the Premier League, maybe Europe, Raheem Sterling’s away.

“The reason he’s away is his pace but actually see the way he’s leaning into Wan-Bissaka, he’s leaning in because he’s a very strong boy, Raheem Sterling, and he’d be away.

“But even when he gets past him, look at this leg coming from nowhere.

“I actually think Wan-Bissaka is the best one-on-one defender for a full-back in the world.

“I don’t think anyone will be able to get the better of him one v one.”

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