Why Ole Gunnar Solskjaer does not need a new centre-back


There are insinuations that Man United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is right about not needing a new centre-back with the presence of Axel Tuanzebe in the team.

Axel Tuanzebe was in action for the Red Devils in heir 2-1 victory over the French Ligue 1 outfit in the Champions League and gave a good account of himself to prove that he can be a perfect partner with Harry Maguire.

This is the first game for Axel Tuanzebe in 2020 as he has been out of action due to an injury he sustained for a long time. His first competitive game with the senior team made him stand up against the likes of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, yet he turned out to be a good defender.

Axel Tuanzebe has been hailed by pundits and former Man United player Rio Ferdinand is of the opinion that for a player who has been out of action for many months to give this level of performance against one of the best in the world, it means the Red Devils have got a solution to a problem they have struggled within the last 6-12 months.

The 22-year-old’s return from injury was hailed by manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and from all indications, he is right to have a new player in his team.


Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.