Luke Shaw believes Axel Tuanzebe, a player with
“frightening ability”, is capable of nailing down a centre-back place at Manchester United.
Jose Mourinho has already spoken about the potential of the former Reserves captain and Shaw feels the 20-year-old will mature into a top-class central defender, after also making first-team appearances on the left-hand side of a back three, at right-back and in midfield.
“I think Axel is unbelievable,“ Shaw told MUTV. ”I think the talent he’s got is frightening. He’s strong, he’s quick, he’s energetic, he reads the game well, he's a good passer of the ball, he’s got everything.
“For me, his main position is probably central defender. I think if he nails down one place, it will be central defender. But like I said, he’s got everything and he’s still very young.”
“I look back to the game against Swansea away [in the Carabao Cup] when he came in from the cold and there would have been a few people surprised at him starting the game. But he didn’t let anyone down.
”I was sat on the bench and I was happy and proud for him, and also Scott [McTominay] in the same game. Both of them were terrific, especially Axel because I think Scotty had played a game before that.
“It was Axel’s first proper game [this season] and against a good team as well. For me, he was Man of the Match and I think people then took to him, the fans, and they knew what a special talent we had. We’ve not seen him that much but, hopefully, we and the fans get to see him more because I see him in training and he’s improving every day, building his confidence up even more. He’s always ready for his chance when called upon.