Manchester United were finally back in action today and it was all change since their FA Cup win in May.
Louis van Gaal was replaced by Jose Mourinho and the Portuguese started his reign with a two-nil win. There was more firsts as a number of new players took the field for the first time and they were seriously impressive.
Big-money signings Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Eric Bailly made their debuts as did academy product Axel Tuanzebe. The Armenian in particular gained many suitors following a supreme performance.
Check out his highlights below!
Ivorian defender Bailly had a solid game at centre-back, showing off his ability with the ball at his feet and a good all-round showing had fans excited about the young man’s serious potential.
Born in the Congo, Tuanzebe has represented England at underage level and many have tipped him for greatness in a red shirt. Here’s the best moments from his short cameo.
The Special One was very complimentary of the youngster in his post-match interview:
“You can play 90 minutes or 1 minute. Sometimes 1 minute is enough.
“With Axel, ten minutes is enough! The potential is there, you see it immediately.
“You know him better than me because you know him for a few years but if anyone sees him for the first time, ten minutes is enough to see the potential.”
Quotes via MEN