Tuanzebe on road to recovery

Monday 05 December 2022 16:30

Axel Tuanzebe is working hard in a bid to regain full fitness after injury ruled him out of the first half of the season.

The homegrown centre-back has been completing his rehabilitation at Carrington, as our exclusive pictures show, with a view to being back in action in the second part of the 2022/23 campaign, which has been paused to accommodate the World Cup tournament in Qatar.

The personal training programme has been arranged for the 25-year-old, while Erik ten Hag has taken the squad in Spain.

Axel Tuanzebe on the exercise bike in the Carrington gym.

Tuanzebe has been out with injury all season, following loan spells with Aston Villa and Napoli in 2021/22.

The defender's last competitive game for United was in the 2021 Europa League final with Villarreal, his 37th appearance for his boyhood club.

A return to fitness for Tuanzebe would be a boost for manager Erik ten Hag's defensive options.

United flew out for the stint in Spain this weekend, with Ten Hag's side set to take on Cadiz and Real Betis as part of the stay, with the focus already on getting back out at Old Trafford, to face Burnley in the Carabao Cup, on 21 December.

The friendly matches will be shown live on MUTV, which can be accessed via the Man Utd app on the iOS App Store or Google Play Store, on ManUtd.com or via the following connected TV platforms; Samsung Smart TVs, Android TV, LG Smart TVs, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Roku TV and Xbox.