Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Shaw Set High-Speed Benchmark for Axel

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Shaw Set High-Speed Benchmark for Axel

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AXEL Tuanzebe began training with the United first-team just over two years ago and was immediately shocked by the high standards under Louis van Gaal.

Tuanzebe was named in the United squad as an 18-year-old for the 0-0 draw at Crystal Palace in October 2015, having impressed Van Gaal during his first year in charge of the club.

The Rochdale-raised defender was promoted to the first-team weeks before Marcus Rashford was called up for the win at Watford. The duo were United team-mates in the U12s and were told to link up with the firstteam for training at the same time.

Tuanzebe, now 20, admits he was 'shocked' by how quick Luke Shaw was and has used that memory to set a new benchmark as he attempts to get more game time at senior level.

"It was me, Marcus Rashford and Devonte Redmond, and we went up to training. …

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