Aston Villa manager Dean Smith is certain that Premier League giants Manchester United don’t need a new defensive signing with young defender Axel Tuanzebe in their ranks.
Tuanzebe is on loan at Midlands club Aston Villa from Manchester United at the moment.
The 21-year-old has been in very good form for Aston Villa since he joined the club at the start of the season.
Aston Villa manager Dean Smith has been impressed with the young defender and he believes that Tuanzebe can be the answer to a shaky Manchester United defense.
In a recent interview monitored by the Manchester Evening News, Dean Smith revealed that he’s happy to provide interim Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with glowing reports on Axel Tuanzebe.
Manchester United have been linked with several defensive signings in the past few weeks as they try to improve a problematic aspect of the team.
The Red Devils have one of the worst defensive records in the Premier League this season after conceding 33 goals in just 23 games.
In addition, Manchester have kept just four clean sheets since the start of the season.
Italian Serie A defenders like Milan Skriniar (Inter Milan), Nikola Milenkovic (Fiorentina) and Kalidou Koulibaly (Napoli) have all been touted as possible signings for Manchester United in recent weeks.