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Man United starlet Tuanzebe willing to play in any position to keep his place

Date Posted,May 23, 2017

Manchester United youngster Axel Tuanzebe said he is prepared to play in any position to ensure he keeps his place in the first team.

The 19-year-old made his full league debut in the Red Devils’ 2-0 defeat to Arsenal at the beginning of May and has featured in three games since.

He filled in as Jose Mourinho suffered a defensive injury crisis at the club, but proved he is a worthy alternative to the current batch of first team players.

Tuanzebe is primarily a centre-back, but says he’s prepared to play wherever his manager puts him to ensure as many minutes on the pitch as possible.

Jose Mourinho has been impressed with the 19-year-old (Photo: UEFA via Getty)

“I can play in any of the positions I’m asked to play in,” the teenager told

“For the time being, it’s a case of kind of developing and, once you become a regular, you have a fixed position which you progress in for the rest of your career.

Tuanzebe recently won the Denzil Haroun Reserve Team Player of the Year award (Photo: Man Utd via Getty Images)

“For now, if I’m told to do a job, I just do it.”

The Congolese-born England under-20s star was recently recognised at Man United’s awards night, winning the Denzil Haroun Reserve Team Player of the Year.

The teenager says he will play anywhere to keep his place in the first team (Photo: AFP)

Reflecting on the second half of his breakthrough season, Tuanzebe said: “I’d say it’s been excellent.

“I’ve been getting the minutes I’ve been waiting for and thanks to the manager for the opportunity. Receiving the award was another bonus to it, so it’s been good.”

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