Anthony Elanga: Man United Youngster Hints at Leaving Old Trafford This Summer

Anthony Elanga: Man United Youngster Hints at Leaving Old Trafford This Summer

Fred Kennedy
March 26, 2023 at 9:18 AM
  • Antony Elanga has fallen down the pecking order at Man United since the arrival of Erik ten Hag
  • The Swedish youngster has been limited to just 49 minutes of action since the January transfer window shut
  • Elanga had been linked with a loan switch in winter, but Ten Hag declined to sanction the move

Manchester United youngster Anthony Elanga has hinted at leaving the club in the summer.

Elanga has endured a disastrous season with United this season after falling down the pecking order under Erik ten Hag.

While the star winger featured regularly, albeit as a sub during the first half of the season, the 20-year-old has seen game time hard to come by in recent weeks.

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Anthony Elanga celebrates after scoring during the UEFA Champions League Round Of Sixteen Leg One match between Atletico Madrid and Manchester United at Wanda Metropolitano. Photo by Angel Martinez.
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The Man United academy graduate has been limited to a total of just 49 minutes of football since the January window closed across competitions.

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According to Metro UK, Elanga looked set to leave Old Trafford on loan during the January transfer window, but Ten Hag opposed the move as he did not want to deplete his squad.

Marcus Rashford's impressive form, the return of Jadon Sancho, and the emergence of Alejandro Garnacho are some of the factors that have hindered Elanga's progress at the Theatre of Dreams.

Elanga hints at Old Trafford exit

The 20-year-old has now opened up on his frustrations at Man United, with the youngster admitting that lack of regular football has left him frustrated.

Speaking after Sweden’s defeat to Belgium on Friday night, Elanga disclosed that he has since discussed with Ten Hag about his Man United future.

"It is frustrating. You want to play, it’s important. But whether you play or not, it’s up to the coach not me. I have spoken to Erik, and it is private between the two of us," Elanga told Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet.

Antony struggling for United

Sports Brief earlier reported that Brazilian winger Antony is struggling for consistency on the right side of United's attack after his €95m move from Ajax.

He has been slammed by former Premier League striker Darren Bent for being a YouTube footballer who is only focused on doing showoffs rather than playing for the team.

Fans will hope the impending return of Sancho will make the Brazilian sit up as the English man could play on either side of the attack.

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