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’s game by numbers vs. PSG:

100% aerial duels won

92% pass accuracy

7 clearances

2 fouls

1 block

Excellent performance. 👏👏👏 pic.twitter.com/eDdlKgGS8h

— Statman Dave (@StatmanDave) October 20, 2020

 

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.

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.

Axel Tuanzebe, take a bow. 🔴❤️👑

— The United Link 🏆 (@TheUnitedLink) October 20, 2020

 

‘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.

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.

— Pilib De Brún (Phil Brown) (@Malachians) October 20, 2020

 

No player in the Champions League this evening made more clearances than Axel Tuanzebe, all seven coming from inside his own box.

A superb display on the biggest stage. #UCL pic.twitter.com/jt6PWY4VlI

— Squawka Football (@Squawka) October 20, 2020

 

Axel Tuanzebe is a big fan of Marvel comics + that was a pretty superhuman display after so long out.

(No apologies for being Captain Obvious 🦸‍♂‍)@TheAthleticUK #MUFC https://t.co/Bo52maOYLT

— Laurie Whitwell (@lauriewhitwell) October 20, 2020

 

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