Axel Tuanzebe has Man Utd legends raving after excellent PSG stats

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While Marcus Rashford’s late goal stole the headlines, Manchester United‘s Axel Tuanzebe was imperious at the back in their 2-1 win against PSG. 

Tuanzebe, who came through the United academy, was making his first start in 10 months and showed incredible acceleration to deal with Kylian Mbappe. 

Playing the full 90 minutes on the right side of a back three, the 22-year-old made seven clearances – the most of any player on the pitch.

He also completed 22 passes at a success rate of 92%, made one block and won 100% of his aerial duels.

“Axel did fantastic, he’s been out for 10 months so to put in a performance like this against Neymar and Mbappe almost surprised us as well,” Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said after the game. “We know he’s a good player, but to do it on a night like this is fantastic.”

Former United players Rio Ferdinand, Owen Hargreaves and Darren Fletcher were covering the game for BT Sport and also heaped praise on the centre-back.

We’ve also rounded up a number of tweets from United fans that are already getting excited by the promising defender.

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