Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Axel Sets Right Example to Youngsters

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Axel Sets Right Example to Youngsters

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UNITED starlet Axel Tuanzebe has been held up as a role model for the Reds young hopefuls.

The 19-year-old defender made his debut for Jose Mourinho in January as a substitute in the FA Cup fourth round tie against Wigan at Old Trafford.

In the final month of the campaign Academy product Tuanzebe started against Arsenal, Spurs, Southampton and Crystal Palace.

And his breakthrough will be a vital boost for United's youth and Under-23 ranks, says Under-18s boss Kieran McKenna.

"Axel going in and doing so well in such a tough environment can only help the ones coming through below," McKenna told manutd.com.

"Credit to Axel, everyone is delighted for him in that he inspires the younger boys through his application and good attitude, which Axel has in abundance. …

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