Former Tottenham wonderkid Ismail Azzaoui makes return to England to face Manchester United

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Former Tottenham Hotspur youngster Ismail Azzaoui featured for Wolfsburg's under-19 side against Manchester United.

Tottenham Hotspur's decision to sell Ismail Azzaoui to Wolfsburg was one of the more surprising moves of the summer.

Azzaoui was the star of Tottenham's FA Youth Cup run to the semi-finals last season, scoring six goals along the way.

So their choice to sell him to the German side just 12 months after signing him from Wolfsburg was bizarre to say the least.

Over in Germany, Azzaoui is progressing well. He was pictured earlier this month training alongside first team stars Dante and Julian Draxler, both summer signings from Bayern Munich and Schalke.

On Wednesday he made his return to England, to play in his first match back in the UK since his move.

He was part of Wolfsburg under-19 line-up in the UEFA Youth League, which managed to hold Manchester United to a 1-1 draw.

Azzaoui had scored against United's under-18 side in a 3-1 win last season, but he did not get on the scoresheet yesterday, having a chance saved by goalkeeper Dean Henderson.

The opportunities to play in the UEFA competition are likely to be of benefit to his development, in the hope that he will get a call up to make his debut for Wolfsburg's first team sooner rather than later. 

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