Who makes Elanga's dream relay team?
The Olympic Games have started in Tokyo and we’ve been asking some of the players at our training camp in Surrey which of the events they’d most like to win a gold medal in.
Young forward Anthony Elanga admitted that the blue-riband 100m race was the one he’d have his eye on, along with the longer 1,500m, although team-mate Jesse Lingard thought he’d be better suited to the long jump.
Jesse also said the 4x100m relay would be a good fit for the 19-year-old and asked him what his ideal line-up would be – if he solely had to pick current United players.
Of course, pace is vital in such an event, but we bet you can’t guess the identity of all four players…
“I’m good at both 100m and 1500m,” said Elanga. “I love a relay too and if I had to pick my own team, it’d be a serious team.”The conversation quickly moved on to which team-mate Jesse would pick for an event – he mulled over our former captain Antonio Valencia for the shot put! – before Anthony was pressed on his sprint quartet.
“[At the] start we’ll have Rashy. He’d make sure we blast out the blocks,” Anthony added.
“Then we’ll have me. Third we’ll have Teds, Teden Mengi.
“And then last, Jamo [Daniel James]. No one is beating us. It’s a very, very pacy team. We’ll have to sort it out – let’s chat to the coaches!”
So there we have it: 1) Marcus Rashford 2) Anthony Elanga 3) Teden Mengi 4) Daniel James
Can you pick a quicker four? What would your ideal Reds relay team be? Let us know in the comments on social!