Manchester United fans urged Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to abandon his quest for Harry Maguire and play Axel Tuanzebe instead.
The defender, who helped Aston Villa promote during his loan period last season, was included on United's pre-season tour and participated in his friendly opening match against Perth Glory on Saturday.
Villa wanted to sign Tuanzebe for the Premier League campaign, but was summoned to the Solskjaer team with the boss eager to evaluate his credentials in the first team.
The twenty-one took the opportunity for his first outing, catching the attention for the initial XI, when Manchester saw its Australian opponents with a 2-0 victory.
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They want to bring Harry Maguire to the Old Trafford from Leicester City, but the arrival of England in England could limit Tuanzebe's chances of gaining a place on the side.
And in the comments compiled by the Express, fans told United to cool their interest in Maguire and watch Tuanzebe use instead.
One tweeted: "Please don't buy Harry Maguire. Tuanzebe is ready to do the job."
"Tuanzebe is better and cheaper", added another.
"I prefer to give Tuanzebe an important role in the next season than to hinder its development and waste a lot of money on a mediocre player like Maguire," said another fan.
While a fourth claimed: "Tuanzebe and Lindelof could do just as well. Getting Maguire is only limiting Tuanzebe's potential."
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