17 Facts About Axel Tuanzebe

1. Axel Tuanzebe was born on 14 November 1997 and is an English professional footballer who plays as a defender for Premier League club Manchester United.

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2. Axel Tuanzebe made his competitive debut in an FA Cup game against Wigan Athletic in January 2017.

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3. Axel Tuanzebe was associated with the Manchester United academy from the age of eight.

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4. Axel Tuanzebe was captain of the Milk Cup winning youth side in 2014.

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5. In May 2015, Axel Tuanzebe won the Jimmy Murphy Young Player of the Year award.

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6. Axel Tuanzebe won the Denzil Haroun Reserve Team Player of the Year award in May 2017.

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7. On 25 January 2018, Axel Tuanzebe joined Championship side Aston Villa on loan for the remainder of the season.

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8. Axel Tuanzebe played the full 90 minutes as Villa achieved promotion to the Premier League with a victory over Derby County in the 2019 EFL Championship play-off Final.

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9. In July 2019, Axel Tuanzebe signed a new contract with Manchester United until June 2022, with an option for an additional year.

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10. Axel Tuanzebe became the youngest player to captain United since Norman Whiteside in 1985, during an EFL Cup victory against Rochdale in September 2019.

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11. Axel Tuanzebe is eligible to represent England or the Democratic Republic of the Congo at international level.

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12. Axel Tuanzebe began his international career in June 2016, when he made his first appearance for England at under-19 level, against Mexico.

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13. Axel Tuanzebe was a member of the under-20 squad which won all three matches at the Four Nations tournament in October 2016.

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14. Axel Tuanzebe was withdrawn from selection for the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup due to club commitments.

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15. On 10 November 2017, Axel Tuanzebe made his debut for England at under-21 level, against Ukraine.

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16. Axel Tuanzebe relocated to England with his family at the age of four.

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17. Axel Tuanzebe attended St Cuthbert's RC High School in Rochdale and captained the Year 7 football team to the final of the English National Schools Cup at Stamford Bridge in 2009.

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