Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Axel Tuanzebe has a big future with Manchester United after he starred in the 1-0 win over Inter Milan. The youngster, who spent last season on loan with Aston Villa, was given the nod ahead of Phil Jones, Chris Smalling, Eric Bailly and Marcos Rojo, and impressed alongside Victor Lindelof in the heart of the defence.
There had been talk of the 21-year-old returning to Villa after helping them win promotion back to the Premier League, but Solskjaer has suggested he could have a role to play for the Reds this season. “Axel has got a future at Manchester United, yes of course he has,” said Solskjaer.
“Today was a test for him playing against different opposition. “We know he can play at that level [Championship], that’s why he didn’t play against Leeds, and he’s shown he’s very capable of playing at this level. Axel is going to be the future of this club.”