Solskjaer excited for Tuanzebe's return
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is relishing the chance to work with one of the club's brightest young prospects when his Manchester United squad reassemble after the summer break.
In his final interview of the campaign - which you can read on Tuesday - Solskjaer shares his thoughts on the future of Tuanzebe and another United Academy graduate who has enjoyed an impressive spell away from the club, Dean Henderson. The goalkeeper starred as his loan club, Sheffield United, secured automatic promotion to the Premier League at the end of last month.
“Hopefully, now Axel can get to the play-off final and play well,”says the boss.
“Obviously, he’s had a couple of injuries, but he’s a boy I can’t wait to see in pre-season for us.”
In this campaign, the Congo-born defender has played a huge role for Villa, becoming a regular in Dean Smith’s side and formed a formidable centre-back partnership with Tyrone Mings. Despite suffering a foot injury which kept him out for several weeks, he has made 28 appearances in all competitions and is now hoping to round that up to 30 with Villa leading 2-1 from the first leg at West Brom.
Blades manager Chris Wilder has admitted he's
“keen”to keep the shot-stopper as his team head into the Premier League and Ole gave MUTV an update on the likelihood of that happening.
“Next year, let’s see what we do with Dean,”said Solskjaer.
“He’s obviously won promotion with Sheffield United and that’s been fantastic for him. If he plays a year in the Premier League for them, it might be the best thing.”
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