Anthony Elanga.

United add forward to Europa League squad

Tuesday 06 April 2021 16:00

Anthony Elanga has been added to Manchester United's squad for the Europa League ahead of Thursday night's game at Granada.

The Reds are due to fly to Spain on Wednesday for the quarter-final first leg and Elanga is the latest youngster in contention for a place as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer continues to show his faith in youth. 

Clubs are allowed to add homegrown players to their B list for the competition if they meet certain criteria.

Watch Anthony Elanga score against Leicester's Under-23s.

The reigning Jimmy Murphy Young Player of the Year is fit again after a collarbone injury sustained after scoring twice in the Under-23s' Premier League 2 clash with Leicester City in January. 

He joined in with the senior session at the Aon Training Complex on Tuesday.

The speedy 18-year-old forward signed a new contract at United last month after rising through the ranks.

A Sweden youth international, Elanga had been a key figure for Neil Wood's Under-23s prior to his injury and appeared as a substitute in the first team's only pre-season friendly, at Aston Villa, before the 2020/21 campaign kicked off.