Premier League 2018/19 Tactical Analysis: Axel Tuanzebe at Manchester United
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Axel Tuanzebe has been talked about in a positive manner among Manchester United fans for a long time. After an impressive loan spell at Aston Villa, many hope that he will be given a real chance in the first team next season. Ole Gunnar Solskjær has publicly talked of his excitement about Tuanzebe returning and maybe the 21-year-old will be given a proper chance to stake a claim for a starting berth. This tactical analysis will look at what Tuanzebe would bring to United and the statistics behind his successful season at Villa.


Axel Tuanzebe was born in DR Congo but moved to England as a child and joined Manchester United’s academy at the age of eight. He made his first-team debut under José Mourinho in January 2017 and was given his full debut at Arsenal a few months later when he shone at the right of a back-three. He then went on an injury-plagued loan to Aston Villa in the second half of the 2017/18 season before spending the full season this term at the Midlands club. Tuanzebe has impressed at centre-back for his loan club and has also made a few appearances at right-back.

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