Manchester United announced on Friday that Axel Tuanzebe had signed a new contract with the Red Devils.
Tuanzebe has been with United since the age of eight and has turned out on eight occasions for the first team.
The bulk of the 21-year-old’s football has arrived on loan, however, spending a period with Aston Villa during the 2017-18 campaign before returning to Villa Park last term for a full season at Championship level.
There was some uncertainty surrounding Tuanzebe’s future following his return to United, but a new contract has now been announced.
There is, of course, no guarantee that a new deal means that the defender will definitely be a part of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s plans next season.
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However, the Englishman will be heading on the club’s upcoming pre-season tour, where he will look to impress.
The Villa fans have been on social media offering their views on the contract announcement and a selection of their reaction can be seen below:
Not surprised Tuanzebe has signed a new deal as he only had a year left. Utd protecting their investment. Depending on game time would like us to revisit and tempt him next year with an offer #avfc
— Oh, It Must Be And It Is! (@oimbaii) July 5, 2019
Not unheard of for players to sign a new contract and go out on loan. I know its a bad business model but i think we should try for Tuanzebe on loan if #mufc dont think hes ready after pre season #avfc
— Daniel Mack (@DanielMack93) July 5, 2019
No point in loaning him again. We won’t get an option to buy after he’s signed new deal. We’d just be developing another player for an opposing team. Rather us buy or develop our own.
— ᴄʜʀɪꜱ ᴅʀɪᴠᴇʀ (@ChrisDriver) July 5, 2019
So let’s now forget about Tuanzebe and buy the future #AVFC
— Mark Patton (@MarkPatton7) July 5, 2019
He will live to regret it whilst living a life of luxury. Good luck to him, great player.
— John (@Suppersready3) July 5, 2019
Fair play to Tuanzebe. Wouldn’t be surprised to see him in the United team this season. Has the potential to be a top class Prem CB. Was a huge part of our promotion campaign last season #AVFC https://t.co/aebW2qt9nr
— James Leyfield (@JamesJourn) July 5, 2019
All the best of luck for your future career at @ManUtd @axeltuanzebe_38, great loan player for us, especially during his spell last season! Played a key role in helping us achieve promotion to the @premierleague! ?Tuanzebe, Tuanzebe, Zebe, Zebe, Zebe ?#UTV! #avfc https://t.co/cHYr4JIXzs
— Joshua Jones (@JoshuaJ07107661) July 5, 2019
Brilliant footballer who is easily Utds best CB. Shame we couldn’t get him back down the Villa, will always have fond memories. Tuanzebe-ZEBE-ZEBE-ZEBE!!! #AVFC
— Simon O’Regan (@SiORegan) July 5, 2019