Manchester United’s stance on Axel Tuanzebe’s loan move to Aston Villa has been revealed after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was hit with a double injury blow.
Raphael Varane, who has made five Premier League appearances for United since signing for the club from Real Madrid, has sustained an injury playing for France and will miss the next couple of weeks.
Harry Maguire has been unavailable since September 25, when he sustained an injury in the 1-0 defeat to Aston Villa. The Manchester United captain is rarely on the sidelines and despite a positive update, he is unlikely to be fit when United play their first game after the international break.
Axel Tuanzebe was the fourth-choice centre-back last season and has impressed so far this season at Aston Villa but according to the Manchester Evening News, United are not planning to recall Tuanzebe from his season-long loan with Dean Smith’s side.
As per the publication’s source, Tuanzebe is ‘enjoying his football’ at Villa Park and is expected to stay with the club for the entirety of this season.
Solskjaer will be made to do without Varane and Maguire for the foreseeable future, with Eric Bailly and Victor Lindelof likely to replace them for this weekend’s clash with Leicester.