Manchester United fans pleased with Axel Tuanzebe’s performance against Southampton

by Tanveer Arayan

Manchester United fans have expressed their delight with Axel Tuanzebe‘s performance during their side’s 0-0 draw with Southampton on Wednesday night.

The 19-year-old, who made his Premier League debut against Arsenal earlier this month, was handed his third successive start at Saint Mary’s.

And Tuanzebe, featuring alongside Marouane Fellaini in midfield, looked right at home from minute one, hardly losing possession and confidently finding teammates until being withdrawn for Michael Carrick after 60 minutes.

Supporters were quick to heap praise on the youngster following another promising display.

There is something irrefutably satisfying about the simplicity with which Tuanzebe goes about his game in midfield. Everyone else on the pitch has been – to varying extents – furnished and emboldened by past triumphs, and as a result attempt, in one way or another, to stick out, to build on what they already have. Everyone else, you sense, has a footballing ego.

This is not what it feels like with Tuanzebe: at this nascent stage of his senior career he is at base level, and the emphasis in solely on mastering the basics, picking up the ball calmly and sensibly moving it on whilst working hard to remain open, ready to do the same again, always learning and watching.

Seeing him do exactly that at Saint Mary’s, whilst also impressing with some important defensive work, was a rare speck of goodness on an otherwise abject evening on the south coast.

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