Manchester United defender Axel Tuanzebe provided yet another convincing display at the back as the Reds beat Kristiansund in Norway.
The 21-year-old again looked comfortable after coming on as a substitute as United scraped victory with Juan Mata’s late penalty.
Tuanzebe has been impressive in several games during this tour, and is looking to break into manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first-team this season.
The young English defender stood out on loan at promoted side Aston Villa last season, and now looks like he could be ready to play in the top-flight for the Reds.
The Reds have been linked with a move for a centre-back all summer, namely Harry Maguire who United are still trying to sign according to the BBC.
According to the latest report, the Reds are still £20m short in their valuation for Maguire, with just days until the transfer window shuts.
However, some fans think that Tuanzebe is ready and can step in alongside Victor Lindelof in defense next season.
Despite the enthusiasm surrounding the youngster’s performances, Eric Bailly’s injury now means United definitely need to strengthen in central defence and Maguire should still be bought to significantly improve a weak part of Solskjaer’s squad.
We definitely need another (hopefully Maguire) but I am hopeful Tuanzebe can step up this year.
— coz dog (@coz_dog) July 30, 2019
#MUFC Bailly out for four-five months. Then we really need Maguire. Maguire and Lindelof as our main CBs and Tuanzebe our third centerback
— MarioMUFC (@Mario_Fotball) July 30, 2019
Don’t need Maguire, lindelof and Tuanzebe would be sick
— mãłæçhŷ 🥶 (doing a fulham) (@MasterMoraess) July 30, 2019
Tuanzebe moving far up the pitch. If he did that with Mourinho in charge, we'd never see him play for United again.
— StrettyNews.com (@StrettyNews) July 30, 2019
If we don't get Maguire I pray to God we see a partnership of Lindelof and Tuanzebe. Tuanzebe is absolute gravy. And I liked Pogba and Fred together.
— Kingsley Stewart (@mtume85) July 30, 2019
We need Maguire this season for sure, him and Lindelof will be natural first choice. But the season is long and I won't be surprised if our best CB next summer will be Tuanzebe. A wonderful talent. #MUFC
— MerlinUnited (@MerlinUnited) July 30, 2019
If Maguire deal is not sorted out, Tuanzebe and Victor starts against Chelsea
— Denzel Rawshington (@Ray_Robbie) July 30, 2019
Tuanzebe is going to be better than Maguire
— Luccas (@txgliaficoo) July 30, 2019
I’d honestly rather play Tuanzebe than pay £80m for Maguire.
— L’s (@LeroyBorrello) July 30, 2019