Manchester United handed defensive injury boost

Manchester United handed defensive injury boost

Manchester United have been handed a major injury boost with Axel Tuanzebe nearing full-fitness. 

The defender has had a troubled few months at the club as a result of injuries, with his last match coming during a Carabao Cup win over Colchester United last year. 

Speaking on Wednesday, the center-back said he is ready to return to action in the coming weeks. 

“It’s just good to be back among the lads in training again, as it’s been a while," he said during an interview with the club's official website.

“Over the last 12 months, you can say, I’ve not been able to get my foot down and just get going. I was always breaking down with an injury but I trust in the rehab team. I’ve been working closely with John Davin and he’s helped me a lot so, this time, I want to get rock and rolling.

“It’s been several injuries,” he clarified. “It’s been unfortunate with the times of the injury and pretty much all of them there was nothing I could have done about it. It’s good to be back, I’m grateful to be back to have a few games among the lads.”

Tuanzebe is ready and eager to face new signing Edinson Cavani in training, following his arrival on deadline day. 

“It’s what you want to come up against – the best – to improve your own abilities. Edinson will be another addition to that with his experience, his knowledge of the game and it’ll be great to learn from him, any smart traits, and how to mark someone of his caliber.”

Manchester United have started the new English Premier League season on a low, losing two of their opening three matches, and Tuanzebe's return could be a welcome relief. 

They next face Newcastle United after the international break. 

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