Axel Tuanzebe.

Ole believes Tuanzebe is the future of United

Sunday 21 July 2019 07:00

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has described Axel Tuanzebe as “the future of this club” after the Manchester United centre-back produced an impressive performance in the 1-0 win over Inter Milan.

The former Jimmy Murphy Youth-Team Player of the Year spent last season on loan at Aston Villa and has returned to the Reds this summer, playing in the victory over Perth Glory.

On Saturday, Tuanzebe was named in a strong starting XI against Inter in Singapore alongside Victor Lindelof and he played admirably, handling a physical and competitive Italian side with confidence.
Watch part of Solskjaer's press conference after the 1-0 win over Inter.

Axel will have gained plenty of match sharpness and fitness from his 61-minute outing against Antonio Conte's Inter.

In the post-match press conference at the Singapore National Stadium, Solskjaer was asked for his opinion on the 21-year-old and whether he had decided his future for the imminent 2019/20 campaign.

"He has got a future at Man United, yes, of course he has," the manager said. "Today was the best for him, playing against different opposition. 

"Against Leeds, we knew he could play at that level and that is why he didn't play against Leeds. Now, he has showed today that he is very capable at this level. 

"Axel is going to be the future of this club."

After playing against Inter, Tuanzebe and United will, on Monday, travel from Singapore to China for next leg of Tour 2019.

Tottenham Hotspur will provide the opposition on Thursday at Hongkou Stadium, as well as another stern test of the Reds' credentials.

Watch the match against Spurs, and all the Tour 2019 fixtures, live on MUTV.

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