Manchester United’s young right-back Axel Tuanzebe has confirmed what we all suspected: His only instruction was to mark Alexis Sanchez.
Tuanzebe emerged from the 2-0 defeat at Arsenal with distinction, making Garth Crooks’ BBC Team of the Week.
“The manager gave me one task – to stay with him [Sanchez] and I seemed to do that quite well,” Tuanzebe told MUTV. “But we didn’t win, so it doesn’t count as much.
“It is good to have the opportunity to play – the manager gives you a job and you have to show he can trust you for future games.
“It is all thanks to the manager because he gave me the opportunity. We didn’t get the win, which is a disappointment, but I’m chuffed personally.
“At first, you see all the fans and you think ‘flipping heck’, but when the game starts, you lose yourself in it and concentrate on doing your job.
“I feel in with the lads now. It also demonstrates to people that I can play and the lads have more trust in me, so it is a good feeling.”