DONE DEAL: Man Utd youngster completes Aston Villa switch

Manchester United defender Axel Tuanzebe has completed a loan move to Aston Villa until the end of the season.

The Rochdale born defender has been highly rated by Jose Mourinho since his arrival at the club in the summer of 2016, and the Portuguese eventually gave him his first team debut last year, becoming a bit of a regular at the end of last season, making four Premier League appearances at the end of the campaign.

He has found opportunities more difficult to come by this season, making just three appearances so far.

Now, Tuanzebe has completed a loan move to Championship side Aston Villa where former Manchester United defender Steve Bruce is also a big admirer of the defender, who is also capable of playing at right back or in central midfield.

It is hoped that he will gain valuable first team experience as Aston Villa continue their push for promotion, with the Villains currently sitting in fourth in the Championship.

He joins fellow Manchester United loanee, Sam Johnstone at the club, who has spent the past 12 months at Villa Park on loan.