Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer considers budget option to solve defensive woes

Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer considers budget option to solve defensive woes

The talented young centre-back has been strutting his stuff at Aston Villa this season.

Tuanzebe has done well and racked up 25 appearances for the Championship heavyweights in all competitions.

Solskjaer, meanwhile, looks set to overhaul his squad this summer following a topsy turvy campaign.

It was widely expected that the club legend would spend big on a new defender.

“Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has sent spies to watch Axel Tuanzebe”

But, according to The Sun, Solskjaer is a huge admirer of Tuanzebe and might be ready to give him a chance.

It’s suggested the club legend has ordered staff to watch his development closely.

United already have Eric Bailly and Victor Lindelof on their books.

The combined cost of the duo was around £60m but they’ve both suffered with form and fitness issues.

The news comes amid reports of:

 Marcus Rashford’s brutal outburst

 Solskjaer getting slammed for Man City comments

 Lee Sharpe discusses new defender arriving

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has sent spies to watch Axel Tuanzebe (Pic: GETTY)

A major overhaul at United is expected in the simmer as Solskjaer looks to make his mark.

The club legend has already warned that he expects higher standards.

“As a club we cannot carry players,” he said.

“Everyone has to take ownership, keep improving, show that hunger that you want to get better individually and as a team.”

Axel Tuanzebe

Man Utd rookie Axel Tuanzebe is impressing at Aston Villa (Pic: GETTY)

United have been linked with Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld.

The 30-year-old looks set to leave north London this summer.

A clause in his contract will allow him to depart for just £25m.

It’s thought Juventus, who have signed several older players in cut-price deals over the years, are also keen to snare him.

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