The defender had two successful loan periods at Villa, first passing the second half of the 2017/18 campaign to the club before returning last season to play a key role in promoting in the Premier League.
Having impressed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in the preseason on his return to United, it was hoped that Tuanzebe would kick-start this term and highlight his place on the Old Trafford team.
While the 22-year-old, who had previously spoken of his desire to become a captain, seized the opportunities as soon as they arose, two injuries seriously hampered his progress.
“It’s just frustrating, it’s very difficult to manage mentally,” Tuanzebe told Manchester Evening News. “Just because you see everyone progressing and you want to be part of it, I want to improve and be denied this opportunity is very frustrating. “
Tuanzebe returned to the United squad for the derby victory over Manchester City in early March, but the coronavirus struck the Premier League.
“And coming from the back of last season and so well lent [at Aston Villa], I wanted this season to be special for me, but it didn’t go as planned, “he said. But we still have time to improve and start again. ”
But the exact date of football’s return remains, for the most part, a mystery. The dates for June or July have been vaguely distributed, but it is difficult to set a calendar for a global pandemic.
Meanwhile, Tuanzebe is trying to stick to normality as much as he can. “To be honest, I didn’t really have a lot of downtime because I just trained,” he said. “I’m trying to make my routine as close to normal as possible.
“I always try to train with very good hygiene, eating right, all of these factors. All exercise, good nutrition. I’m just trying to stick to this routine. Obviously, we have no idea when this season will end. resume or if it will resume soon, so I’m just trying to prepare myself for that, really. ”