Official: Manchester United's Axel Tuanzebe joins Aston Villa on loan


Manchester United have confirmed two first-team departures this week as manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer continues to shape his squad.

Defender Axel Tuanzebe has joined fellow Premier League outfit Aston Villa on a season-long loan deal, while winger Facundo Pellistri has joined Deportivo Alaves on loan.

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Tuanzebe played a bit-part role for the Red Devils in the 2020/21 season, and this was likely to continue in the next campaign with United having already agreed a deal to sign Raphael Varane from Real Madrid.

The 23-year-old will now return to Villa Park for a second loan spell after he helped the club secure promotion to the Premier League in the 2018/19 campaign.

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Pellistri, meanwhile, returns to Alaves for a second loan spell after racking up 12 appearances in LaLiga during his six-month stint at the club last season.

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