Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has assured Manchester United defender Axel Tuanzebe he’s assured loads of taking part in time if he overcomes his harm woe.
Tuanzebe, 22, was named in a matchday squad for the primary time on the age of 17 by Louis van Gaal in October 2015 however has solely began 12 instances for United.
The academy graduate missed 4 months of the 2015-16 marketing campaign and was sidelined by hip, hamstring and foot accidents final time period. Tuanzebe additionally fractured his metatarsal while on mortgage at Aston Villa in 2018.
Jose Mourinho gave Tuanzebe his United debut in January 2017 and he was entrusted to start out the ultimate 4 Premier League video games of 2016-17 however has solely lined up twice within the league underneath Solskjaer.
Harry Maguire could possibly be match to play in opposition to Chelsea on Saturday, leaving Solskjaer with the dilemma over whether or not to drop Tuanzebe after his beautiful return at Paris Saint-Germain in midweek.
“We have at all times recognized Axel is an excellent centre-back and if he retains match and stays match he’ll play plenty of video games for us,” Solskjaer mentioned. “He is obtained all of the attributes a centre-back at Man United wants. He can play right-back and centre-mid. He performed left-back final season in opposition to Arsenal, he performed a implausible recreation aside from one move – a sq. move.
“For me now, it is about maintaining him injury-free, maintaining him constantly on the market on the coaching floor and taking part in video games so he is obtained all of the work, as a result of he is missed an excessive amount of soccer early on in his profession.
“We knew he was on account of be match round about this time and he is labored actually laborious. We consider within the child, that is for positive. He is confirmed that in glimpses however now it is about being constant.”