One of the highlights of Aston Villa’s promotion campaign last season, Axel Tuanzebe enjoyed an impressive season-long loan at Villa Park from Manchester United.
The 21-year-old forged a fine partnership at the back alongside Tyrone Mings and returned to United this summer with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s approval.
However, according to The Telegraph, despite being named on United’s pre-season tour, Villa are prepared to “play the waiting game” with Tuanzebe to see if the defender is made available for another loan spell away later on in the window.
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After hearing the news the Midlands club were interested in taking on Tuanzebe for the upcoming campaign, United fans took to Twitter to voice their opinion on the matter.
Many Red Devils supporters felt that a year in the top-flight could do the centre-back’s career the world of good and give him regular first-team football again.
Indeed, many felt that seeing the England U21 international fail to get game-time on the United bench would stall his progression and urged him to get some much-needed Premier League experience.
Check out some of the reaction of United fans below:
I don’t think this is as bad an idea as most are making out. If we sign a centreback, Axel will be 4th choice (presuming Bailly doesn’t leave).
I would rather him get a season of being a Premier League starter than him just sitting on the bench, and playing the odd cup game.
— AH (@AinsleyMUFC) 8 July 2019
He’ll have more game time there, also Villa are in the PL and he’ll have premier league experience.
— GLAZERS OUT (@Pogbroom_) 8 July 2019
He needs it to get PL Experience can’t be a bad idea
— YAANITED (@UtdJenko) 9 July 2019
He has to go on loan so he can get PL game time. Don’t think he’d get much at United next season.
— Calum (@UtdDrip) 8 July 2019
Will serve the lad well and offer him invaluable experience in the top flight, to aid his development. Let UTD get an experienced Quality Centre Back, to help shore up our defence this season
— Harry Mege (@MegeHarry) 9 July 2019
That’s good he should go it will help him
— Utd_Man fc# (@maxwelcamron) 8 July 2019