Manchester United Youngster Axel Tuanzebe Breaks Hungry Hippos Guinness World Record

Manchester United now have a Guinness World Record holder in their ranks in Axel Tuanzebe.

The 20-year old is with Jose Mourinho's squad for their pre-season tour of the United States as he looks to impress and stake a claim to be part of first-team plans after he spent the back-end of last season on loan at Aston Villa.

And although he's yet to take to the pitch because United don't have a game until 20 July when they play Club American, Tuanzebe is a proud owner of a world record.

But it's not in the slightest bit related to football. In fact, Tuanzebe has broken a world record during a game of Hungry Hippos - the classic family game whereby you have to feed your Hippo with marbles before anyone else can.

On his Instagram story, the versatile defender posted a picture of him and official adjudicator Adam Brown with his new certificate, as well as a clip of United coaching staff singing his name in celebration.

Other members of the squad tried their hand at breaking records but only Tuanzebe emerged victorious - with teammates Andreas Pereira and RoShaun Williams congratulating him on social media.

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Images: Instagram
Images: Instagram

There's no video footage of the record as of yet, though it looks like we will see it very soon.

Brown, who was there to witness the successful record attempt, issued the following comment:

"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."

Freddie Flintoff, Jamie Redknapp, James Corden and Jack Whitehall all previously gave the same record attempt a go on A League Of Their Own.

On the other side of Manchester, City goalkeeper Ederson is a world record holder after he produced the longest drop-kick in football back in May.

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