Anthony Elanga.

Elanga can be part of United's future

Thursday 06 May 2021 13:01

Manchester United Academy product Anthony Elanga is enjoying a week to remember.

The 19-year-old sparkled in the 6-2 win over Derby County for the Under-23s on Monday night, scoring twice and setting up Shola Shoretire's second goal with an excellent pass.

Another display full of adventure down the left flank earned him MUTV pundit Ben Thornley's Man-of-the-Match award and provided further evidence of his ever-growing maturity.

Elanga grabs his second against Derby Under-23s Video

Elanga grabs his second against Derby Under-23s

Anthony Elanga may have been outnumbered but he still scored the Under-23s' fifth at Derby...

The forward has impressed when training with the senior squad and has been rewarded with a place in the 24-man squad for the Europa League semi-final second leg against Roma.

It is possible he could make his senior debut in the very near future, with the games piling up for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side and team-mate Bruno Fernandes feels confident Elanga has a bright future ahead of him. 

"He is impressing everyone because he is a really nice kid," Bruno told us. "Quiet, works hard.

“He is really good on the ball, plays with both feet. So he has a future.

“If he puts his head focused on what he has to do and what he can achieve, I think he has a future with us.”

Under-23s' quick start at Derby Video

Under-23s' quick start at Derby

The young Reds scored from the kick-off but it's already 1-1 in the live MUTV game against Derby Under-23s...

The Sweden youth international won the Jimmy Murphy Young Player of the Year award in 2020 and has kicked on again this term.

He signed a new long-term contract in March and is aiming to become the 14th Academy graduate to be handed a debut by Ole since he took charge at the end of 2018.