Youth Cup is ‘an important tradition’
Recent Manchester United Academy graduate Anthony Elanga is looking forward to watching our current crop of young Reds play in the quarter final of this season’s FA Youth Cup at Old Trafford on Thursday.
As someone who has represented United in the tournament during the previous campaigns of 2018/19 and 2019/20, Elanga understands the significance of it to everyone involved.
“It’s an important competition and one I’ve played in. I would love to play again if I had the opportunity to,” he says ahead of Thursday’s quarter-final with the Foxes.
“It’s an amazing competition. It’s an important tradition for the club. The club have won it many, many times in the past.”
This year’s side have already beaten Scunthorpe United, Reading and Everton to get to this stage and now will be aiming to take that next step into the semi-finals, in front of a home crowd at Old Trafford, come Thursday evening.
“They beat Everton and it was a really good win and we scored some nice goals so they will, for sure, take confidence from playing at Old Trafford before.
“Now they know how it will be and how the atmosphere will be."
A limited number of tickets remain available for the tie in M16, and you can secure yours for free here, up until 09:00 GMT on the morning of the game.
Elanga has our Champions League last 16 first-leg trip to Atletico Madrid just under 24 hours earlier to focus on first but gave this response when asked if he’ll be keeping a close eye on proceedings in the Youth Cup, on the following evening.
“For sure! I’ll be there watching!”