News has broken out from Manchester United’s training ground at Carrington that Under-18 striker Anthony Elanga could be one for the future. Manchester United’s Under-23’s had a match on Monday night against Leicester City’s Under-23’s at Leigh Sports Village. Manchester United lost the match against the Leicester side, but there was one beaming positive from the match.
Is Elanga good enough?
Elanga ended his campaign early last season with injury woes. Unfortunately for him, he was right on the verge of making his way into the Under-23’s before he got injured. However, he has, in fact, come back stronger, putting a brilliant performance against Salford City last week with former Red Devils captain, Gary Neville drawing comparisons to the great Thierry Henry.
He was even promoted to the first team when Manchester United faced Aston Villa in a friendly on Saturday and came off the bench in the second half.
The under-23 manager commented on Anthony Elanga’s imminent rise to the first team, “What you see there is a boy that sees the light of the first team and wants to get there and he’s going to work every day to try and get himself in it.”
With Ole Gunnar Solskjaer bringing in youth players into the fold, it is only about time Elanga makes an everlasting impact and cements his place in United’s first team.