Manchester United’s deserved victory against Paris St Germain tonight was full of heroes, but one player who attracted particular praise was Axel Tuanzebe.
The centre-back’s last competitive game for the Red Devils was 10 months ago, but he dominated the world’s most expensive player, Kylian Mbappe, for the whole 90 minutes tonight.
Fans and pundits alike have taken to social media to praise the 22-year-old’s performance and the statistics back up their perception.
The Englishman won 100% of his aerial duels, achieved 92% pass accuracy and made seven clearances.
‘Axel Tuanzebe and Aaron Wan-Bissaka brilliant’ was The MEN’s conclusion.
‘If it was any other defender who came in after a year and put in a performance against that PSG attack, it would be spoken about for weeks,’ was another response.
‘So many performances to be pleased about but Tuanzebe was like a new signing tonight. Up against the best players in the world, haven’t played a top flight game in almost a year, he played like Baresi. Couldn’t be more proud of him & the rest of the lads,’ said another.