Manchester United announced today that Axel Tuanzebe will spend the 2021/22 campaign on loan at Aston Villa after agreeing a season-long move, but before that announcement, The 23-year-old has also signed a new contract at United, lasting until June 2023 with the option of an additional year’s extension.
Tuanzebe is familiar with Villa, having spent two spells with the Midlands club already, including in 2018/19 when he helped them achieve Championship play-off promotion.
Tuanzebe has been with United from a very young age and has captained the club at every level, including the first team for a Carabao Cup game against Rochdale in September 2019, when he became the youngest man to wear the armband since Norman Whiteside.
He made his senior debut in 2017, the same year in which he was named Denzil Haroun Reserve Team Player of the Year, and has made 37 appearances for the club.
Axel will return to the United set-up at the end of the 2021/22 season, at which point he’ll then hope to stake a claim for a first-team starting spot at Old Trafford.