John Terry was one of the standout signings of the summer for Aston Villa when the Chelsea legend decided to drop into the Championship to play for the Midlands club in what is likely to be his last hurrah in football.
The centre-back arrived at Villa Park with plenty of pedigree having won 15 major trophies, including four Premier League titles and the Champions League, during almost two decades with the Blues.
Since joining Villa, Terry has started 18 league matches, with only injury hampering the 37-year-old’s progress at the Midlands outfit.
Last week, manager Steve Bruce brought in a new defender in the form of Manchester United youngster Axel Tuanzebe, who has joined the Villans on loan for the rest of the season.
The 20-year-old has already made his presence known by launching a playful dig at Terry on Instagram.
Tuanzebe, who will be challenging the Chelsea veteran for game time, reportedly suggested in a post on Instagram that the experienced defender needs to watch his back.
According to the Metro, the United centre-back added a photo of himself in training, with Terry’s face blurred in the background.
The caption read:
“Front of the pack #keepupJT”
The former England captain responded to the light-hearted jibe with a lengthy list of trophy emojis, referring to his success in the game.
Tuanzebe has since edited his post and reportedly removed the hashtag aimed at Terry.