Manchester United starlet Axel Tuanzebe has insisted he is keeping his feet firmly on the ground despite his recent success.
Tuanzebe was recently named on the substitute’s bench for the Premier League clash against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.
The DR Congo-born defender was then registered for the Champions League and included in training in preparation for the visit of CSKA Moscow to Old Trafford.
Despite this, Tuanzebe is keen on staying “humble” as he continues his development.
“It is embedded in you from day one to always be a humble person and never take anything for granted. You must appreciate everything you have got because, when you go out and see other clubs in the lower leagues, you realise things are not as fortunate compared to what we have here. You see what it’s really like so you must work hard for your current situation and appreciate it really,” Tuanzebe said.
“There are such rewards if you make it but that’s where you separate the good from the best. If you let distractions get to you, you know you will never reach your goal. You have got to understand that can all come at a later stage but you need to get to the place where you want to be first if you want the rewards.”
Tuanzebe seems to have the right attitude and it will stand him in good stead if he wants to continue his progression into first-team affairs at United. A number of talented youngsters at the club such as Ravel Morrison have fallen by the wayside following issues off the pitch and the hope is that Tuanzebe avoids this fate.