Tuanzebe seeks more playing time from Manchester United to Aston Villa, now to Napoli
Axel Tuanzebe had found life at Villa Park frustrating after the arrival of Steven Gerrard according to var247. The energetic defender having joined Aston Villa from Manchester United has only made 8 appearances under the new Villa manager, Steven Gerrard.
In a statement released by the gaffer concerning the English defender, Steven Gerrard was quick to make it clear that he does like to have Tuanzebe remain at Villa Park. However, he was not also sounding pessimistic as he said that the decision is in the hands of both Manchester United and ultimately, the player. In Gerrard’s words,
“The Axel situation – there is a lot of noise in the media whether he will be moving forward. We will know that in the next couple of days.” “It’s very much in Ax’s hands and Manchester United’s hands,” the former Liverpool captain said. “We want him here. We would be delighted to keep him.
“We don’t just see it as a loan until the end of the season. It’s something we want to explore further than that. We just hope we’ve got that opportunity.
“He’s a player we like very much and we’d like him to stay until the end of the season at least. Axel is his own man and will want to make his own decision.
“He is obviously owned by Manchester United which we all need to respect. I hope he wants to be part of this.
“In terms of what he has given daily, his leadership and training levels have been really strong and he is pushing to play.”
According to Skysport
Tuanzebe has 18 months remaining on his United contract. He joined Aston Villa in August and was expected to remain at the club until the end of the 2021/22 campaign. However, he has since made 6 appearances as Gerrard favours the partnership of Ezri Konsa and Tyrone Mings being the manager’s preferred centre-back.