Have you heard Elanga's new chant?
Old Trafford seemingly has a new favourite chant, which could be heard echoing around the great arena during Saturday’s game with West Ham.
As they have been all season, the Red Army supporters’ group – stationed in the Stretford End just above the players’ tunnel – were in fine voice, going through the usual repertoire of United favourites in the first half.
We always have an ear for a fresh tune, though, and one broke out just after half-time, in honour of our no.36 Anthony Elanga.
The young Sweden Under-21 forward has been in fine form recently, starting the recent Premier League games with Aston Villa and Brentford.
Stretford End currently rocking to this! https://t.co/GBM01ZRjdY— Andy Mitten (@AndyMitten) January 22, 2022
He scored his second United goal in the latter win, nodding home the opener as the Reds went to beat the Bees 3-1.
Elanga kept his place in the Reds’ starting XI for the visit of David Moyes’s side and, after a quiet opening 45 minutes, soon endeared himself to the home fans.
West Ham broke following a United corner, with the dangerous Michail Antonio threatening to run through on goal. The pacy Elanga followed him, though, and we were able to get bodies back in numbers and neutralise the threat.
Recognising the 19-year-old’s efforts, TRA soon broke out into a hearty, 10-minute-long chorus of the new chant, which has been doing the rounds on social media all week.
Not heard it yet? It goes to the tune of Rhythm is a Dancer, released by German group Snap! back in 1992:
“Rhythm is a dancer, Anthony Elanga,
You won’t stop him if you dare.
Came from Scandinavia,
To be United’s saviour,
Scoring goals from everywhere.”
Elanga also went close with a shot at goal on the hour mark, shortly before being replaced by Marcus Rashford, who went on to score United's goal.
Posting on Instagram after the game, Elanga described it as 'amazing'.
“What an amazing feeling to hear my name sang by the Stretford End,” wrote Anthony.
“I’ve stood singing at Old Trafford myself and dreamt of moments like this.
“I’ll give everything for you and this team! We keep fighting until the very end.”