UTD Podcast: Axel pitches his leadership credentials

Axel has a core group of players he socialises with most in the dressing room, mainly those who came through the youth team at the same time as he did – Marcus Rashford, Scott McTominay and Tim Fosu-Mensah.

However, he also keeps in touch with some who are no longer at the club.

“Changing rooms change a lot, you have players coming and going. You get advised not to ever be too close to anyone just because it’s a common goal situation, the business of football.

“I think if you’re close to someone you can always maintain your relationship off the field. I still have contact with a lot of players from the youth team. I always reach out to them, I always like to see where people are going and how they’re doing because they’ve played a part in my life.

“Rashy, Timo and Scott we’ve all come through the same system, relatively at the same time, we’ve experienced similar things, so we’re close.”

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