|Job||xxxx Football Coach|
|Org||xxxx National Team|
|Club as Player||Manchester United [Youth Coach]|
2020 02 11 Retrieve
[Axel Tuanzebe says Harry Maguire has made a massive impact at Manchester United and deserves to have taken the captain’s armband] Massive respect to him for getting the captaincy. For me, I don’t think it is ever about how long you have been somewhere. It is the impact you give and the time you spend with the lads. He’s had a massive impact on the club, he has been a real example and has managed to lead the team. We are improving. We are a young side and given time, I think we will be very strong and contending for real titles. But I just want to send massive congratulations to Harry, because I think he deserves it with the impact that he’s given to the club
Bruno Fernandes has been a nice guy, very calm and collected, he has represented himself well in the short time he has been here, he is very respectful and I wish him a good career at Manchester United. I am very excited to see him on the pitch. I have obviously seen clips of him at Sporting and he seemed to be a very integral player for them. Hopefully, he can be that for us as well
Yeah, most definitely, because that is how you learn and that is how to improve. I remember my time at Villa. Me and Yannick Bolasie, in every training session we were at it! That is the only way you improve, when you have really honest people challenging every day. I am very excited to see what he brings to the table. I am sure he is strong and powerful. That can only develop me in finding ways to deal with that. I will be very grateful to have somebody like that on the team.
2020 03 03 Retrieve
[Axel Tuanzebe has made it clear he wants to be a key leader in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s plans] I wouldn’t say necessarily [I want to] just be captain, just be a leader for the team. Just be someone the team is going to turn to. There are other problems in football as well that people do not see. I always say to the lads if you need anyone or want to talk or anything, just call me out. Especially in the youth age groups with lads I’ve grown up with. If a player is affected off the pitch, it affects his performance on the pitch. If we have everyone operating at 100 per cent we’re a much better team
For me, going out on loan at [Aston] Villa, I experienced that first-hand. I never took it personally. I was demanding better from my players. It’s missed a lot in football now. People take it personally but as soon as you cross the white line it’s done. When you come on the pitch, it’s application, professionalism, it’s doing your job right. If you’re not doing your job right, you need to be told
Changing rooms change a lot, you have players coming and going. You get advised not to ever be too close to anyone just because it’s a common goal situation, the business of football. I think if you’re close to someone you can always maintain your relationship off the field. I still have contact with a lot of players from the youth team. I always reach out to them, I always like to see where people are going and how they’re doing because they’ve played a part in my life. Rashy, Timo and Scott we’ve all come through the same system, relatively at the same time, we’ve experienced similar things, so we’re close
2020 04 05 Retrieve
[Axel Tuanzebe says Man Utd youngsters ‘building new foundation’ at Old Trafford] It’s just like the Class of 92, that’s something we’ve been wanting to replicate. This group of lads now that we have coming through, the oldest being Andreas [Pereira] and Scott [McTominay], the youngest being Angel [Gomes], Jimmy [James Garner], Brandon and Mase [Mason Greenwood], that bunch there can build the new foundation for the club. We have the club’s identity installed in us. We help portray that identity to foreign players and help teach them the way of our club and to become better people, better players. It’s something that’s been the club’s identity for many, many years and I’m sure there’ll be more players to come through.
2020 04 21 Retrieve
[Axel Tuanzebe says Dean Henderson will ‘slot right back in’ when he returns to Manchester United] I think that’s down to the culture of the club. At other teams there are a lot of talented players that don’t quite make it and that’s not the culture of their club. We’re fortunate to have such a club that promotes youth and wants their youth to be big players and big stars in the first-team. Obviously we have players with the talent to do so, which we’ve witnessed many times this season. It’s a combination of the two which breed a career. Dean’s a big character and I’m sure when he comes back he’ll just slot right back in and continue from where he left off. He’s doing very well at Sheffield United and it just shows, coming from the academy, he’s demonstrating what he’s learnt and practising it week in, week out