Steve Bruce suggests Axel Tuanzebe will be permanent starter at Aston Villa

Axel Tuanzebe (R) and Kieran Dowell (L) of England U21's during a training session at St Georges Park on November 8, 2017 in Burton-upon-Trent, England.

Aston Villa have managed to sign Axel Tuanzebe on loan from Manchester United for the season.

Steve Bruce manager of Aston Villa in action during a training session at the club's training ground at Bodymoor Heath on August 03, 2018 in Birmingham, England.

Steve Bruce has told Aston Villa’s official website that Axel Tuanzebe will be playing regularly this season.

Tuanzebe signed for Villa on loan from Manchester United, to a mixed response.


The youngster was on loan at Villa Park last season after January, but he failed to make much of an impact.

Tuanzebe struggled with consistent injury problems, but Bruce believes that the United prospect will thrive what a point to prove.

And Bruce has promised that Tuanzebe will receive regular action at Villa.

"It's great to have him back because it was disappointing for him last year. We only saw little glimpses of him as he got injured twice," Bruce said. 

"It's unfinished business as far as he's concerned.

Axel Tuanzebe of United in action during the Carabao Cup Fourth Round match between Swansea City and Manchester United at Liberty Stadium on October 24, 2017 in Swansea, Wales.

"He'll fit in anywhere across the back four – right-back, left-back, centre-back, middle of the pitch if we needed.

"He's delighted to be back and we're delighted to have him.

"The one thing he wants to do is play and get used to playing week in, week out, competitive football. He will do that here."

Tuanzebe’s versatility is one of his main assets, and it is unclear where Bruce plans on using him yet.

Tuanzebe could be used right along the backline or even in midfield, if needed.

Villa won their first match of the season 3-1 against Hull City, so it seems unlikely that Tuanzebe will be brought straight into Bruce’s starting line-up against Wigan Athletic this weekend.

Axel Tuanzebe of Manchester United during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Crystal Palace at Old Trafford on May 21, 2017 in Manchester, England.

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