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Axel Tuanzebe 2017-18 Performances

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6.5 Average rating
3 Appearances
2 Clean sheets
1 Yellow card
  1. Oct 27, 2017

    haram Full Member

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    What's the rush with him? He's just about to turn 20. Him training under Mourinho is fruitful. He will get more chances and will be ready soon. We have good options, there's no point in just throwing him in.
  2. Oct 27, 2017

    Rozay Not good at posting fixture lists

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    Kid is a natural.
  3. Oct 27, 2017

    yo@Kirk Full Member

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    Axel is young player with great ability and attitude. I believe he could win the RB position, and play very well, if he's given a chance show he's capable of supporting the attack from RB. If he shows adequate offensive talent, I think he has the skillset to be much better at RB than he would be at CB.

    Valencia will be in the last year of his contract next year. I think Axel has to prove he's capable of succeeding Valencia this season or Mourinho will spend big on a RB to succeed Valencia next summer. Axel at RB and Kieran Tierney at LB would be great bookends for the back 4 because of their abilities and attitude.
  4. Oct 27, 2017

    roseguy64 Full Member

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    Not good enough to start for a Champions League team. He's good enough to play for a Premier League team though
  5. Oct 27, 2017

    wolvored Full Member

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    We bought Shaw and stuck him in the first team at 18, same as Jones at 19. If they are good enough they are old enough.
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    FCBarca Mes que un Rag City Lover

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    I like his profile for a CB in today's game, looks a gem
  7. Oct 27, 2017

    Android1974 Full Member

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    Just don't use him against Lindelöf, because this one is Mourinho's choice and he will get cornered into admitting he was wrong and the kid will end up suffering for it.
  8. Oct 27, 2017

    I Believe everything Nigel Farage told me

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    Axel has the talent, just not the confidence yet.

    Jose was right he started off a bit nervously against Swansea, but once he made that little thrusting run forward with the ball that took out two or three Swansea players and that led to the second goal, you could see the confidence surging and he showed more of his capability. Axel's got to be one for the future, I hope Jose gives him as much game time as possible. Prefer him as full back rather than midfield, but that's based on what he's shown so far!
  9. Nov 2, 2017

    MyOnlySolskjaer Creator of Player Performance threads

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    Dante Turns into Billy Blaggs when drunk

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    I know this doesn't tell us much in terms of his ability at the top level, but I thought it was quite interesting nevertheless.
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    Dec 5, 2017

    Devil may care Full Member

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    Good to see him get a run out albeit in a position he's not really suited to.
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    AR87 Full Member

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    Every little cameo he makes impresses me. He's a United quality player on the ball, that much is obvious.
  13. Dec 5, 2017

    DWelbz19 Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    2 appearances in 5 months is extremely disappointing.
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    MyOnlySolskjaer Creator of Player Performance threads

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    Promoted to the Fosu Mensah role, will probably get loaned next season.
  15. Dec 5, 2017

    kundalini Full Member

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    It would appear that Mourinho rates Tuanzebe but perhaps doesn't trust him to play central defence at this stage. 4 starts in the PL at the end of last season, 3 as a defensive midfielder, one exceptional performance as a right-back against Arsenal and 22 mins as a right-back against Wigan in the FA cup. This season, one start as part of a back three against Swansea in the League Cup and now 17 mins as a right-back.

    Unlike McTominay, Axel has only been an unused sub twice this season, despite numerous injuries to central defenders and Lindelof's poor early form.

    If there is a decent loan offer for the 2nd half of the season, I'd certainly consider it. Might change my mind if he starts against Bristol City in the League Cup and Derby in the FA cup.
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    DWelbz19 Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    @Damien possible to change his national flag from DR Congo to England?
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    Damien Self-Aware RedCafe Database (and Admin) Staff

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    Done.
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    limerickcitykid There once was a kid from Toronto...

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    Should definitely go on loan to the Championship.
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    Earthquake Pokemon expert

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    He was injured at the same time, wasn't he?
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    VeevaVee despite the protests, wears Ugg boots

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    I wanna see more of him, but there hasn't been that much opportunity for youngsters this season really?
    Maybe one or two he could've realistically appeared in. Not gonna hold it against Jose though when I've seen him and McTominay getting games.
    Hopefully we see a few more this season and then build it on the next, unless a loan would make more sense.
  21. Dec 6, 2017

    Bwuk Full Member

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    Loan him in January.

    we have Smalling, Jones, Bailly, Rojo, Lindelof and Blind for CB.
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    DWelbz19 Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    Is he injured? I expected him to be a shoe-in for yesterdays game.

    We’re at the end of the December and he’s played twice. Yet so many fans get so aggressive against young players when they opt for loans to get consistent football, and not want to ‘stay and fight’ for places.
  23. Dec 21, 2017

    SqualorVictoria New Member

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    He was in the travelling squad but ended up as the one outfield player outside of the matchday one, so you'd assume he was not injured.
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    12OunceEpilogue Full Member

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    Aye. He or TFM should play ahead of Darmian every single time, they need minutes and could actually develop into United players.
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    Ballache Full Member

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    I reckon he stayed because Rojo was injured, he will go out on loan in Jan IMO. Hopefully a solid Championship team where he can play week in week out, ideal scenario would be like the one Evans had with Sunderland.
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    limerickcitykid There once was a kid from Toronto...

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    He should go on loan for sure. The stay and fight is a load of bollocks when they aren't given a place to fight for.
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    Lawman Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    Looks such a good player I hope he gets a chance.
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    Think our problem is that quite a few of our squad are so average that they cannot considered for important matches and have to be played in dead rubber and unimportant games. These games which would have ideally gone to our youth players. So our youth players don't get to play even in the League Cup.

    Axel has looked class whenever he has played. Had he been a 50M signing, he would have been playing every week. Think it makes much more sense to leave for Italy or Spain and then make the step up, rather than hoping that they will ever get a chance to be regular member of the team.
  29. Jan 5, 2018

    The Stain Soccer Manager's Highwayman

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    Not even in the squad tonight. If we don't sell one of our defenders (Darmian) in January i hope he goes out on loan. Preferably to a PL club like Fosu-Mensah but a top club in the Championship would do. Let's not have him waste another season without matches.
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    Utdstar01 Full Member

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    Maybe going out on loan.
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    There's absolutely zero reason that Blind, Darmian, and Rojo should be ahead of him in the pecking order right now. He's probably also a better fit at right back than Lindelof. Incredibly frustrating how Jose has placed absolutely zero trust in him or Fosu-Mensah. Between this year and last, both have hardly played a single minute of football in a competitive situation for us. It's either been in the league cup, as a last minute time wasting sub, or when we'd given up on the league.
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    Phil Jones 79 Full Member

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    Either play him or loan him. What a fe*king waste of a career for the lad
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    Di Maria's angel Captain of Moanchester United

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    Chill out. Hes 20.
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    Phil Jones 79 Full Member

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    whats your point, Many young players with talent are playing when they are 17,18. Exactly he is 20 and needs to be playing football
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    bosnian_red Worst scout to ever exist

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    By the age of 20 he really should have loads more experience then he has. He's getting nothing this season.
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    Di Maria's angel Captain of Moanchester United

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    We don't know the plans we have for him. Like many have said, maybe he is going out on loan. If not, he's not "fecking wasting his career". Given what happened in the league cup, I don't think Mourinho wants to risk being knocked out of the FA Cup.
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    Phil Jones 79 Full Member

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    If a professional footballer is not being given the opportunities to perform his 'job' then he is wasting his talent and career there. It was a similar situation with Forsu Mensah and Perreria. Talented young lads who must be given more opportunities. They are no worse than Darmian, Lindelof, Miki yet Jose seems reluctant to put his faith in them.
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    Di Maria's angel Captain of Moanchester United

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    Honestly, no they are not better. What have they done to show that? Fosu Mensah cant even get into the Palace team. Perreira, Im not too sure about.
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    DWelbz19 Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    If you're good enough you'll play and all that lads
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    Obvious is obvious. Called it on page four. Frustrating but sadly inevitable.