Former Premier League striker urges Man United fan-favourite to leave Old Trafford

Former Arsenal and Everton striker Kevin Campbell has urged Manchester United defender Axel Tuanzebe to leave Old Trafford this summer.

Tuanzebe, 23, joined United’s youth academy all the way back in 2005.

After climbing his way through the ranks, Tuanzebe, who has now become a squad player for manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has featured in 37 senior matches, in all competitions.

Despite making his senior debut all the way back in 2017, Tuanzebe has seen his first-team chances heavily reduced.

Now with just 12-months left on his current deal, although the Red Devils do retain the option to add another year, the defender sees his long-term future thrown into doubt.

Heavily linked with a move back to Aston Villa – a club he previously enjoyed a loan spell with, there is growing speculation the 23-year-old could become the first casualty of Solskjaer’s latest rebuild.

One person who believes the time has now come for the Englishman to move on is Campbell.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Premier League striker said: “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. It is no use playing in the Under-23s at that age.

“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.”

Do you think Tuanzebe should move on this summer, or stay and fight for his place? – Let us know in the comments.

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  1. He really needs to go and play. If he was in German league he’d be costing around 70-120mil playing constantly.

    Boy is good, have good reading of the game, fast, can defend, pass, confident. He’s a run of games away from being one of the best.

  2. Why doesn’t Campbell worry about his own former club instead of getting involved with ours.

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