Roy Hodgson told Aaron van-Bisaka that he had to wait patiently before taking the international oath of allegiance to a country.
The 23-year-old Manchester United defender has decided who will represent both countries at the youth level.
Van-Bisaka is one of the first names on Manchester United’s squad sheet
Despite being a regular starter for the Red Devils, Croydon-born Congolese van-Bisaka has yet to become a senior player for England, finding himself behind Kyle Walker, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Kieran Tripper and Reese. James in Peking order.
Speaking about his right-back debut at Crystal Palace before being sold to United for $ 50 million in 2019, former England boss Hodgson said: ‘He wondered if his future should be with England or DR Congo.
“It will be interesting to see what he decides in this area.
“I think he is still young and has a great international future ahead of him. As an Englishman I hope England will benefit from this.
During Hodgson’s four years at the helm of the national team, he convinced Jack Grealish to select England over the Republic of Ireland, but he could not do the same magic with his Wilfred teammate who decided to play for C ഡിte d’Ivoire.
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Hodgson added: “I want to see that [Wan-Bissaka] Please wait. I want to see him wait a while.
“There are a lot of matches going on on the right side right now and he may not have a place in the team. Wilf was another great example. It is disappointing to me that England did not use Wilf Saha so much.
“I hope Aaron doesn’t wait patiently to play for an African country. Like many players, DR is familiar with Congo but it is not the country where he lived.
“England is the country where he lived, grew up and played all his football, so it would be nice if he could use his talents for England. I cross my fingers.
“At the same time, I’m not trying to put pressure on him or Gareth Southgate in any way. What would it be.
Van-Bisaka has played in 82 games since joining United from the court – Hodgson has impressed with his former player’s growth.
Van-Bisaka spent a season and a half on the first team at Crystal Palace before moving to Manchester United.
The veteran said: “He is developing very well.
“There is no question that he is improving. His ball ability has definitely improved.
“Man Man United now has more players than he can do because he has no players like him.
His defense is as good as ever. He is one of the best defenders in the league and it is well documented and I certainly do not see his powers diminishing in this regard.
“When he moved to Man United, one of the biggest clubs in the world, it was important to take on that responsibility and make sure he could learn from the coaches, the manager and the players around him, and that’s what he did.
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