Aaron Wan-Bissaka hints at England U-turn in frustration at pecking order

Aaron Wan-Bissaka appears to have dropped a major hint over his international future on Instagram. The Manchester United right-back is eligible to play for England and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Wan-Bissaka, 22, has represented both nations at youth level but has yet to pledge his allegiance to either country.

The full-back's recent activity on social media, however, appears to have revealed where his head is currently at.

Eagled-eyed observers of the former Crystal Palace man's Instagram page noticed he recently removed the England flag from his bio.

He replaced it with the Democratic Republic of Congo's flag, sparking suggestions he intends to play for The Leopards.

If Wan-Bissaka has indeed opted to play for the DRC, his decision has likely been motivated by the fierce competition at right-back.

England have a plethora of players ahead of him in the pecking order, with Liverpool's Trent Alexander-Arnold currently Gareth Southgate's first-choice right-back.

Additionally, Kyle Walker, Kieran Trippier and Reece James all appear to be ahead of Wan-Bissaka in the race to displace Liverpool's Alexander-Arnold.

Despite representing England at youth-level and earning a call-up to the squad last August, Wan-Bissaka is still eligible to play for the DRC as he's not yet made a competitive appearance for the Three Lions.

Wan-Bissaka has come under intense scrutiny in recent weeks following a string of below-par performances for United.

Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer recently came out and defended the £50million man, saying: "Aaron is still very young still and hasn’t played full back for many years,’ said Solskjaer.

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"He came on to the scene at Palace and had exceptional defensive one-against-one skills. He must be the best for me – it is virtually impossible to go past him.

"There are different aspects to his game he needs to learn and be better at. He knows that. That comes down to what he wants to do every single day.

"Last season was Aaron’s first at Man United and he grew in respect of his confidence. He saw he fits in.

"He knows we trust him. The coaches here are fantastic, they help him, and the next step now is for him to kick that on.

"Of course, he’s not going to have the qualities maybe as Trent who is probably the best crosser of the ball in Europe at the moment.

"But why not look at Aaron and say: 'Yeah, your qualities are the best here and you can definitely improve.' We’ve discussed that."

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