Axel Tuanzebe has rejoined Aston Villa on loan for the entirety of the 2018/19 season, it has been confirmed by Manchester United.
Tuanzebe was at Villa Park last season and joins up with former United defender and current Villa boss Steve Bruce as the Midlands club attempt to return to the Premier League.
Manchester United defender Axel Tuanzebe has rejoined Aston Villa in another loan deal.
The 20-year-old spent the latter part of last season with the Midlanders but was unable to contribute too much to their promotion bid after sustaining an injury. Former Red Steve Bruce remains a big admirer of the youngster and, with Villa looking to go one better after losing in the play-off final to Fulham in May, another deal has been struck with United.
With the club’s pre-season commitments fulfilled, Tuanzebe has been allowed to leave on a temporary basis again in order to obtain regular first-team football.
The homegrown Academy product picked up valuable experience during Tour 2018, presented by Aon, and came off the bench in the 79th minute of the final friendly match with Bayern Munich on Sunday. He has been praised by Jose Mourinho in the past and will be relishing the opportunity to impress.
Villa open their Championship campaign against Hull City tonight (Monday) so Tuanzebe could be in line to start his second stint at Villa Park in a game against Wigan Athletic, another of Bruce’s old clubs, at the weekend.
Everybody at United would like to wish Axel the best of luck for the season as he becomes the fifth United man to leave on loan this summer.
Goalkeepers Joel Pereira (Vitoria Setubal) and Dean Henderson (Sheffield United), plus defender Cameron Borthwick-Jackson (Scunthorpe United) and midfielder Matty Willock (St Mirren) have already departed on a temporary basis.