Tuanzebe: Being captain was a dream
Tuanzebe talks us through the moment he found out he was going to be captain...
ON BEING CAPTAIN “Dreams do come true. I had goosebumps as I was walking out. It is something I have been working on for a long time and the moment finally came. I am just grateful to the manager and grateful to the club and the players I am playing with for sharing this moment with me. It was a nice surprise. I was literally getting ready to stretch and loosen up and Mike Phelan just came to me and said 'are you ready to go and see the referee'. I said ‘what do you mean?’ and he said, 'Come on you are captain'. So I said 'alright, let’s get it'.” ON FACING HOMETOWN CLUB ROCHDALE “It made it that bit more sweeter, a bit more special. I had a lot of family and friends who came to watch the game so to have my first game as captain in front of them was remarkable. They defended well first and foremost. Big respect to them, they came out here and battled all the way. They had confidence. It is a hard place to come to, Old Trafford, and play. But they did and all respect to them and good luck to them for the season. We had a lot of chances that we weren’t able to execute, but we always find a way to win and we are through to the next round, and that is important.” ON THE NEXT ROUND AGAINST CHELSEA “These are the kind of games you want to be playing. People dismiss the Carabao Cup and say it is a nothing kind of trophy. But you respect the teams who are in it and you respect the competition. Chelsea will be a big game and we want to win it and march on.”