Last weekend when Manchester United beat Chelsea, winning 4-0 at Old Trafford, the defensive options on the bench caught a few eyes, as Axel Tuanzebe made the bench ahead of both Chris Smalling and Phil Jones.
Axel Tuanzebe is now United’s third-choice centre-back. #mufc [Mirror]
— United Xtra (@utdxtra) August 18, 2019
Now, it seems like the young ex-Aston Villa loanee is set to be the Red Devils’ third choice central defender behind Victor Lindelof and Harry Maguire, according to comments from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer that have been documented by both The Telegraph and The Manchester Evening News.
With United set to travel to take on Wolves at Molineux, a ground they lost at twice last season, this evening, it will be interesting to see if Tuanzebe makes the bench again, although if Solskjaer does again put the youngster on the bench it’s a big statement of intent in confirming the youngster’s place in the squad.
You can read the United fans’ thoughts on Tuanzebe’s promotion here:
That’s music to my ears
— JOE MELO (@REGENCYJOE) August 18, 2019
Wouldn’t have it any other way
— Manutd on the rock (@fuzzybrown1981) August 18, 2019
— ADEOYE (@Aloba_pierro) August 19, 2019
Deadwood out FC.
Thank you Ole. Now get rid of Alexis
— Lord Bae-Less (@CallMeLum) August 19, 2019
GET IN THERE
— #WoodwardOut (@Mac52698288) August 18, 2019
It’s a good piece of news if true. He’s miles ahead of the 2 donkeys aka Smalling and jones.
— John Tring (@JohnTring) August 19, 2019
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This is what Man utd is all about. Youth power! Let’s keep it going
— benjie (@BenUrey51) August 18, 2019