Axel Tuanzebe returned to Aston Villa on loan ahead of the 2018-19 campaign, and the defender has made 14 appearances for the club this season.
Steve Bruce played Tuanzebe at right-back, but the Manchester United defender has been moved into central defence since Dean Smith arrived as head coach.
The 20-year-old has been impressive in recent weeks, and there is no question that he is a popular figure with the Villa supporters.
There is a general feeling amongst Manchester United fans that Tuanzebe has a good chance of becoming a first-team player at Old Trafford, and there is no question that the Red Devils will be closely watching the 6ft 1in ace in action this season.
However, if it were up to the Villa fans then Tuanzebe – valued at £1.4m by Transfermarkt – would be joining the club on a permanent deal.
The results have not quite been there for Villa in recent weeks, but it is still very early in the season, and Tuanzebe will be hoping to help the team push up the Championship table in the coming weeks.
A selection of the Twitter reaction from the Villa fans can be seen below:
ngl would love to see him join permanently, call me deluded or whatever ?♂️
— ｓｅｂ (@SebViIIa) October 29, 2018
Spot on here Axel really has impressed me, Smith needs this season and next to fully get his team and style/identity out on the field, time patience and support is a must from us Villans now more than ever and we will reap the benefits UTV! pic.twitter.com/dMthOEXvRo
— AVFCLlVE (@AVFCLlVE) October 29, 2018
Seems a bright lad. Been quality so far he has ??
— corby (@Ian66232919) October 29, 2018
Big fan of Axel. The kind of player I wish we had permanently.
— Phil Shepherd ??????? (@TheAsgardian) October 29, 2018
He’s been outstanding
— Conor (@HostileHutton) October 29, 2018
JTs influence too
— Michael Whiteside (@Michael51059518) October 29, 2018
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