And the 19-year-old is viewed as one of United's top prospects in their academy.
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Axel Tuanzebe in training with Paul Pogba
With the sales of Morgan Schneiderlin and Memphis Depay, there are places up for grabs in the senior squad.
Axel Tuanzebe has captained the under-23s
He said: "We lost Morgan Schneiderlin and Memphis Depay, two players who didn't play many minutes or many matches for us.
"They were two players from the squad, so we need numbers and probably Axel is one of the boys that's in the Academy who is more close to playing with us.
"So we have brought him up to give him more experience, to make the first team more natural for him in case we need him to play in the upcoming matches and month, so he can be more adapted to us."