Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Versatile Axel Gives Villa Boss Bruce Lots of Options

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Versatile Axel Gives Villa Boss Bruce Lots of Options

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AXEL Tuanzebe can continue his development in a variety of positions for Aston Villa.

The United youngster is on loan at Villa Park for the remainder of the season as he looks to build his experience.

And Villa boss and former United great Steve Bruce believes the 20-year-old's versatility will be an asset for the Championship side.

The Congo-born, Rochdale-raised defender made his Villa debut in the 3-2 win over Burton on Saturday.

And Bruce said: "In a short period on the pitch he's obviously got a lot of learning to do with relationships within a back four and people in front of him. We've got about six, seven days before the next game at home and the experience of training together will help him.

"I think he's versatile. We've seen him play all across the back four and in centre midfield. …

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