Axel Tuanzebe and Andreas Pereira sign new contract extensions


According to, Axel Tuanzebe has signed a new contract that will keep him at the club until June 2022, with an option to extend for a further year.

The 21-year-old defender is a graduate of the club’s academy and joined the club at the age of 8. He made his 2017 debut and his first competitive start in the same year. He was the 2015 award winner of the Jim Murphy Young Player of the Year. Tuanzebe grew up in Rochdale and was born in Bunia, in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Axel Tuanzebe said: “I have grown up at Manchester United and it has always been a big part of my life and my family’s life. I appreciate the trust that the club has in me and I want to repay that with my performances on the pitch. 

“I know I have a lot of hard work and learning ahead of me but the experience I gained throughout last season puts me in good stead for the future ahead. I am determined to give everything and show everyone the player that I can be.

“I can’t wait for the tour to get started and to see what the upcoming season brings.”

I am happy to see that Axel Tuanzebe has decided to continue his career with Manchester United. He is one of the best young defenders that we have at the club. Whenever I saw him play in the past he was usually composed and organized in the backline. His positioning was spot on and he distributed the ball out of the back well too. Tuanzebe also had good temperament.

Andreas Pereira signs new deal with United reports that Andreas Pereira has signed a new contract with Manchester United that will keep him at the club until June 2023, with the option for an additional year.

The 23-year-old Belgian born midfielder joined United’s academy in 2011-12 and has made 35 senior appearances for the first team. Pereira first signed professional terms with United at the start of 2013, the year in which he captained the club’s Milk Cup-winning team in Northern Ireland and was voted Player of the Tournament.

Andreas Pereira has been one of the young players that has impressed fans with his energy and speed. He also has the ability to shoot from the outside the box. He represented the Belgian youth team at international level. In 2015 at the Under-20 World Cup where he played for Brazil, he scored a wonderful goal against Serbia.

Andreas Pereira said: 

“I have spent so long in Manchester that I now regard the city and the club as my home and I’m extremely happy to continue my career here. The manager has shown great faith in me and I can’t wait to get this campaign started under him.” 

“We know that we all have to work hard and that started on day one of pre-season. I will be doing everything I can to help us perform the way we need to, this season and beyond. I also want to thank my family for the trust they have in me and God for the opportunity he has given me.”

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said: “Andreas is another player brought through our Academy that understands what it means to play for Manchester United. He came from another country but quickly understood the values of playing for this club and doesn’t take it for granted.

 “Andreas has become an important member of the squad with his energy and hard work in midfield. He works non-stop every day in training, has a great character and knows what he has to do to continue his development here. We all look forward to working with him in the season ahead.”

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