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Manchester United defender urged to leave by former Premier League striker

Axel Tuanzebe has been urged to leave Manchester United by former Premier League striker Kevin Campbell. The 23-year-old has struggled with injuries over the last two seasons and despite being highly rated at Old Trafford, a long-term future seems unlikely.

The defender was Solskjaer’s fourth choice at the heart of the defence last season with Harry Maguire, Eric Bailly and Victor Lindelof all ahead of him in the pecking order.

Manchester United’s pursuit of a centre-back paired with Eric Bailly signing a new contract has put Tuanzebe’s future in doubt, with Campbell now urging the player to leave.

“It’s time to go. He needs to go and play football. These young men at the mega clubs are just playing sparingly and they need to go out and play,” Campbell told Football Insider.

“Tuanzebe is a great player and he deserves to be playing regular football. I think he would get game time at Aston Villa. When he was on loan there they really liked him. It is time.”

Tuanzebe spent the 2018/19 season on loan at Villa Park, with manager Dean Smith often complimenting him publicly. It’s thought that the Birmingham club will look into a move this summer, but Manchester United are unlikely to let Tuanzebe leave without signing a replacement.

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