Solskjaer reveals player that will leave after Varane’s arrival
Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has said he expects Axel Tuanzebe to leave the club on loan, following the imminent arrival of Raphael Varane from Real Madrid.
“With Raphael looking like everything is sorted there, I can see Axel going out because I’ve got Raphael Varane, [Harry] Maguire, [Victor] Lindelof and Eric Bailly,” Solskjaer said after their 2-2 draw with Brentford in a preseason friendly on Wednesday.
United have agreed deals for Sancho and Varane for a combined fee of over £100 million and Solskjaer says he “could not have asked for more backing”.
He said: “The club has shown its ambition with one of the most exciting young forwards in world football [Sancho] and one of the most respected centre-backs in the world.
“As I’ve said before, every manager would be happy the sooner the better the deals are done and this year we’ve managed to get it sorted. The two we’ve got in will make a huge difference for us and as a manager you can’t ask for more backing when you’ve got these two in as early as we have.”