Axel Tuanzebe (born 14 November 1997) is an English/DR Congo professional footballer who plays as a centre back for Manchester United.
Axel signed for Manchester United aged Eight.
As a schoolboy he made 9 appearances in 2013/14 and captained the Manchester United U-18 side on more than one occasion.
Given the full-time captaincy of the Under-18 side for the 2014-15 season.
Made his U21s debut in their 0-1 loss against Bolton in the Manchester Senior Cup.
Named 2015 Young Player of the Year.
Scored his first goal for U23’s in December 2016.
Was an unused sub against Crystal Palace in November 2015 aged 17.
Made his first team debut as a substitute in a 4–0 FA Cup victory over Wigan Athletic at Old Trafford in January 2017.
Signed a new contract at Manchester United to keep him at the club until June 2020, with the option to extend for a further year in February 2017.
Made his first start at right back against Arsenal in May 2017.
Kept his first team place for the next three games also playing as a defensive midfielder.
Won the Denzil Haroun Reserve Team Player of the Year award in May 2017, making him the first player to win both the academy and reserve player of the year awards.
Has represented England at Under-19 and Under-20’s level.
Made his England Under-21 debut in November 2017 as a substitute in against Ukraine.
Younger brother of striker Dimitri Tuanzebe.
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