Manchester United defender Axel Tuanzebe seen in deep conversation with former PSG star Edinson Cavani before performing brilliantly against Kylian Mbappe and Neymar

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It seems Edinson Cavani’s inside information paid off for Axel Tuanzebe in Manchester United’s 2-1 win over Paris Saint-Germain.

The Red Devils won their opening Champions League group game thanks to Marcus Rashford’s 87th-minute strike after Anthony Martial’s own goal cancelled out Bruno Fernandes’ first-half penalty on Tuesday.

Cavani could have been giving Tuanzebe tips on how to deal with Kylian Mbappe and Neymar

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Cavani could have been giving Tuanzebe tips on how to deal with Kylian Mbappe and Neymar

Tuanzebe starred in a back-three for United in his first game back in ten months as he kept Kylian Mbappe and Neymar quiet in Paris.

In a training session before the match, the 22-year-old was seen in deep conversation with new Red Devils signing Cavani, who spent seven years at PSG before arriving at Old Trafford on a free transfer this summer.

And any advice Cavani passed on to Tuanzebe worked a treat with the defender staking a serious claim for a regular starting spot.

Tuanzebe has endured an injury-plagued 2020 and his last United appearance came in a Carabao Cup clash with Colchester last December.

United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer dubbed Tuanzebe’s performance against PSG ‘unbelievable’.

Tuanzebe was excellent against PSG’s star attackers Mbappe and Neymar

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Tuanzebe was excellent against PSG’s star attackers Mbappe and Neymar

He said: “Axel did fantastic.

“He has been out for ten months so to put a performance up like this against Neymar and Mbappe, he almost surprised us as well.

“He is a tremendous defender, a great leader. We have known for years he is going to be a top player for us. To see the way he was it was unbelievable. Absolutely spot-on.”

Cavani missed the win over PSG due to a lack of match fitness, but the striker could make his United debut against Chelsea on Saturday.





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