Anthony Elanga's Gesture During Nottingham Forest vs Man United Clash Leaves Red Devils Fans Furious

Anthony Elanga's Gesture During Nottingham Forest vs Man United Clash Leaves Red Devils Fans Furious

Fred Kennedy
updated at December 31, 2023 at 6:30 AM
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  • Antony Elanga played a key part in Man United's 2-1 defeat at Nottingham Forest
  • The youngster, who spent years with United, helped Nottingham beat the Red Devils
  • Marcus Rashford was also on target during the tie, but his goal was a mere consolation

Former Manchester United ace Anthony Elanga has left Red Devils fans fuming with his gesture during their Premier League meeting with Nottingham Forest.

Elanga graduated from the Man United academy before he broke into the senior team on 11 May 2021 when he came on as a substitute against Leicester City in the Premier League.

Anthony Elanga points to the badge on the shirt towards the fans after being substituted during the Premier League match between Nottingham Forest and Manchester United. Photo by Ami Ford.
Anthony Elanga points to the badge on the shirt towards the fans after being substituted during the Premier League match between Nottingham Forest and Manchester United. Photo by Ami Ford.
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However, the youngster was shipped out in the summer to Nottingham Forest when he completed a £15m switch, per Sky Sports.

The forward has gone on to form an important part of the club this season and was pivotal during their 2-1 win over Erik ten Hag's charges.

Elanga assisted one of the two goals scored by the hosts as United were condemned to a comprehensive defeat away from home.

Elanga's gesture angers Man United fans

However, the Swedish ace left a section of Man United fans fuming due to his gesture after he was subbed off.

Sportbible reports that the 21-year-old was spotted smiling before he pointed to his club's badge while on the sideline.

The antic left the United faithful in anger, with @Mattskii45 posting:

"Touch the badge after United made you who you are. No loyalty."

@seuluneezi claimed:

"Another reason to be happy he was sold lmaooo."

@leighabbott86 pointed out:

"Modern football 😔."

@KingAndreasss concluded:

"See Elanga flexing on us. Ten Hag, look at what you’ve done!"

Man United set unwanted record

Earlier, Sports Brief reported on Manchester United setting an unwanted record in the wake of their 2-1 defeat to Nottingham Forest.

United's defeat at Nottingham was their 14th this year in the Premier League and their 21st across competitions.

This is their worst tally at this stage of any given season since 1972, when they lost 25, and their fourth worst in the club's history behind 1972, 1921 (24), and 1930 (28).

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