Premier League giants, Manchester United, now also have a Guinness World Record holder in their squad in the form of Axel Tuanzebe.
The versatile defender is part of United’s pre-season squad for the tour of USA, as the defender looks to impress the new manager and contest for aplace in the first-team plans of the Portuguese manager. Tuanzebe spent the last-half of the last season on loan at Aston Villa.
Despite Tuanzebe yet to make an appearance on the pitch until United play Club American on 20th July, the 20-year-old already has a world record to his name.
However, the record is not even slightly related to football. The 20-year-old has broken a world record while playing a game of Hungry Hippos, which is a classic family game where the player has to feed the Hippo with marbles before anyone else does.
Tuanzebe unveiled this feat on his Instagram story, posting a picture of him and official adjudicator of Adam Brown with his certificate. Along with that, the 20-year-old also posted a video clip sharing the celebration of United coaching staff.
Other United teammates also tried their effort in breaking records but only the defender tasted victory. His teammates Andreas Pereira and RoShaun Williams took it to social media to congratulate him.
There is no video clips of the record yet, but a footage might appear on social media soon.
Brown, who was the official adjudicator, issued this statement:
“We have had a great day adjudicating a range of record attempts with the Manchester United Football team as part of their collaboration with Guinness World Records.
“Axel Tuanzebe, was the bigger winner of the day and bagged himself the record for Fastest time to clear a game of hungry hippos in a time of 17.36 seconds, beating competition from his fellow team mates.”
Andrew Flintoff, Jamie Redknapp, James Corden and Jack Whitehall all tried their luck previously on a record attempt on A League of Their Own.
On the other hand, United’s fierce rivals, Manchester City had their goal-keeper Ederson entering the Guinness World Record Books for producing the longest drop-kick in football back in May.