Elanga identifies key improvement under Erik

Tuesday 03 January 2023 13:00

Manchester United forward Anthony Elanga believes that the Reds are becoming more consistent under manager Erik ten Hag.

The New Year period can often be a time for reflection, before looking ahead, and that’s exactly what Anthony has been doing in a recent interview with club media. 

You can read everything the young Swede had to say – including his ambitions for 2023, the best game of his career so far and more – in the Bournemouth edition of United Review, our official matchday programme. 

But ahead of the Cherries’ visit to Old Trafford this evening in the Premier League (KO 20:00 GMT), Elanga has provided some insight into the recent momentum that the Reds have been building.

“I feel like consistency in what we do,” Elanga told club journalist Sam Carney, when asked what has been the team’s main improvement under Ten Hag.

“Mentally preparing for games, the day before games, the way we train. I feel like everyone's properly focused and buying into what the manager wants us to do and how he wants us to play and how he wants us to be on the pitch as a team: confident, on the front foot. 

“I feel like we're all buying into it. We're starting [to do this] - we won't get it overnight. It's something that takes time but I feel like we've done really well so far.

“Like I say, it's now about that consistency and keeping it up and hopefully we keep it going for the rest of the season.”
Off the back of a breakout year for himself in United’s senior ranks, Anthony is also hoping to keep growing on an individual level over the next 12 months and insists that there is room to build on his recent work.

Our no.36 scored the majority of his Reds goals so far in 2022 and integrated himself at the highest level of the club, having risen through our Academy ranks in recent years.

"There's a lot to come,” he said.

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The Reds will hope to begin the calendar year in fine fettle, as we prepare to take on the Cherries in M16.

“I feel like the second half of the season will be an important one for me and I'm looking forward to showing what I am capable of doing. 

“The coaching staff are helping me day in, day out, and I feel they will play a huge part in what I will become in the second half of the season.”

You can buy United Review for the Bournemouth game at Old Trafford tonight, or order a copy online from manutd.com/programme.