It’s not just Marcus Rashford that’s set to shine for the national side this Summer, as Axel Tuanzebe looks set to be one of the leading lights for the England under-19s in the European Championships in Germany.
Tuanzebe is one of the most talked about young players at the club and could have made some appearances for the first team towards the end of the season were it not for an injury.
The United website notes:
Manchester United central defender Axel Tuanzebe is in contention to obtain his first taste of tournament football at international level after making his maiden start for England Under-19s.
Tuanzebe made his first appearance at any level for England when coming on at half-time for Everton’s Ryan Ledson during a 2-0 warm-up defeat to Mexico. The 18-year-old was then handed a start by coach Aidy Boothroyd for the second fixture against the Mexicans on Monday and played the full 90 minutes of a 1-0 reverse.
The young Lions will be in competitive action next month when taking part in the European Under-19 Championship finals in Germany. France, Netherlands and Croatia make up a tough Group B with England’s opener against France being staged in Heidenheim on 12 July.
Tuanzebe has been on the fringes of the first-team making the substitutes bench for the games against Crystal Palace and Bournemouth before picking up an injury. Don’t be surprised if we hear a lot more of this Congo-born, Rochdale-raised youngster over the next few weeks, months and years.