Axel Tuanzebe is widely regarded as being one of the brightest prospects to emerge from the Manchester United academy in recent years.
The 20-year-old made three appearances this season before Jose Mourinho allowed him to leave on loan in an attempt to gain regular first-team football.
In the January transfer window, Tuanzebe joined Aston Villa on loan for the remainder of the 2017-18 campaign and he made his full debut in a 2-0 loss to Fulham on Saturday.
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Despite the defeat, Villa remain third in the Championship table, and the club were full of praise for Tuanzebe after what was his first start for them.
Several Man Utd fans are keeping a close eye on Tuanzebe's progress, and they were very happy with what Villa tweeted about the Red Devils youngster following his full debut.
Tuanzebe shines on full Villa debut
Tuanzebe lined up at right-back against Fulham in a back four which included ex-Premier League players James Chester, Alan Hutton and Chelsea legend John Terry.
The defender put in a fine performance, with the Birmingham Mail reporting: "Okay, so Villa didn’t win the game, but what might the scores had been were it not for Tuanzebe?
"The youngster cleared up so often, making important last-ditch tackles and interventions to keep the scores down.
"Despite dropping off towards the end, he was by far Villa’s best player on the pitch. Clearly this youngster, who has been schooled at Old Trafford, knows the art of defending."
Villa tweet about Tuanzebe after first start
As you can see below, Villa's official Twitter account are still hopeful of a successful end to the season, and that's thanks to Tuanzebe's display:
In his post-match interview, Villans boss Steve Bruce said: "I’m delighted for Axel. He tired badly, but you can see his talent because he was excellent for us today on his full debut.”
Man Utd fans react
Man United supporters have reacted to what Villa, their manager and their fans are saying about the talented loanee - check out the best reaction:
After a clearly encouraging start, Man Utd fans will hope that Tuanzebe continues to improve and develop at Villa before returning to Old Trafford in the summer.
What do YOU make of these comments regarding Tuanzebe's Villa debut? Do YOU think he is a future Man United regular? Have YOUR say in the comments box below!
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