Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Axel Debut Catches Jose's Eye after a Capital Showing

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Axel Debut Catches Jose's Eye after a Capital Showing

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AXEL Tuanzebe is set to continue at right-back after excelling on his full United debut at Arsenal.

Central defender Tuanzebe, 19, made his first career start up against Alexis Sanchez as an auxiliary rightback but was arguably United's best performer during the 2-0 Premier League defeat.

The England Under-20 international won the Jimmy Murphy Young Player of the Year award two years ago due to his excellence as a centre half and he is a contender for this campaign's Reserves Player of the Year.

Tuanzebe made his United debut at right-back in January against Wigan and Mourinho hinted he will use him there again.

"The kid was brilliant," Mourinho beamed.

"I think first of all he's a good player, which is important, it doesn't matter the position he plays.

"I think globally he's a good player and he starts by being a good player, by being a good kid, a good professional, a good learner, a humble boy. …

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