Anthony Elanga has been tipped for giant issues by a Manchester United legend after being a “breath of contemporary air” in pre-season.
Elanga made his first-team debut for United in Might final season, scoring on his second appearance in the season finale against Wolves. The 19-year-old has potential, however faces a tough route into the primary staff frequently. There’s loads of competitors for locations up entrance within the Crimson Devils squad.
All Elanga can do is take advantage of the alternatives that come his approach. However Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has given a platform to some younger gamers and can pay attention to how the Swedish starlet is progressing.
As the brand new season will get underway, membership legend Dennis Irwin has backed Elanga to play an rising function.
“We’ve obtained an ideal custom of younger lads coming by means of,” he’s quoted as saying by the Mirror, on behalf of Man Utd’s new sponsors, Ecolab. “I watched the U23s through the week and [Shola] Shoretire is a proficient footballer.
“I’ve obtained to say Elanga, he’s regarded fairly spectacular. I watched him towards Chelsea within the Youth Cup most likely two years in the past and I believed he was our standout participant.
“You quick ahead, he got here in and performed towards Wolves final yr, scored a centre-forward’s purpose together with his head and I believed he’s been a breath of contemporary air in pre-season.
“So he’s obtained a style of it. There’s large competitors so I don’t understand how a lot of an involvement he’ll have this season. However little question he’ll play in League Cups.
“He would possibly simply need to bide his time however I’m positive we’ll see him increasingly.”
Elanga scored in friendlies towards QPR and Brentford in late July. It’s unlikely he’ll characteristic within the season opener towards Leeds on Saturday lunchtime, although. With a very good begin important, Solskjaer might go along with the tried and trusted.
Solskjaer hints at attacking alternatives
Talking forward of the match towards Leeds, Solskjaer gave updates about three of his most important attackers.
Solskjaer is quoted on the Man Utd website as saying: “Jadon [Sancho] has are available in and achieved excellent this week. Perhaps a little bit bit too early, I’ll see how he’s.
“I’d say you’ll see him. He’s positively concerned within the squad.
“Edi[nson Cavani] is within the nation. He’s simply ending off his isolation interval. He’s had a little bit bit of additional time for private causes.”
Anthony Martial can be in competition to play, with Solskjaer confirming: “It was at all times the plan to play him for 45 minutes [against Everton] and now he’s prepared for tomorrow.”