Axel Tuanzebe’s agent believes Aston Villa boss Steven Gerrard and his rivalry with Manchester United impacted the defender’s stay at Villa Park, ESPN report.
And, as to be expected, a number of United fans have been reacting to the comments on social media.
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The 24-year-old recently cut short his season-long loan in the Midlands to join Napoli on a temporary basis.
As reported by ESPN, Tuanzebe’s agent and brother Dimitri believes that Gerrard’s Liverpool association and therefore rivalry with United impacted the centre-back’s chances at Villa Park.
“Following the arrival of Steven Gerrard at Villa Park, it felt as if the rivalry between Man United and Liverpool came to life.”
United fans react
@utdreport shared the claims regarding Gerrard and Tuanzebe on Twitter. This is what these United supporters had to say in reply, with many slamming the Villa boss and one labelling it as ‘mad’.
“I truly can’t stand Gerrard. Rude to me irl too.”
“Pathetic if true! Was rooting for Stevie G at Rangers too.”
“This is mad lol”
“That’s why Scholes is clear of slippy g”
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