Victor Lindelof is full of praise for his teammate and compatriot, Anthony Elanga.
Manchester United Football Club are done for the season. No trophies. No Champions League. No entertainment value, either…
Aside from one or two players displaying impressive form, the less said about this season, the better.
One guy who deserves the plaudits is Anthony Elanga. As a young player, it’s difficult at the best of times. However, coming into this struggling side makes his emergence all the more awe-inspiring. He is the one who has often set the tone with his energy and desire to win. He absolutely deserves huge credit for that.
Not only has Elanga been playing well for club, the Swede has also forced his way into his national team setup.
Now, the emerging United starlet has been tipped for big things by his United and Sweden teammate Victor Lindelof, who says he has a ‘great future ahead of him’.
Check out what the centre-back had to say in full here:
“I’m really pleased for Anthony,” said the Reds centre-half, to Manutd.com.
“He’s a great talent and I’m very happy for him that he’s been able to show his qualities on the pitch – and with the national team as well.
“Him and I talk every day. He’s also very humble and he works very hard and I think that’s important. He’s shown great quality on the pitch, with and without the ball, and his work-rate, his speed and his finishing are very, very good.
“He’s still very young so I think it’s important to let him develop in his own time. He’s a top player and hopefully he can keep improving.”
“For sure, he’s got a great future ahead of him,” predicted the 27-year-old. “But he’s young and we have to let him take the time he needs. He’s been playing quite a lot of games recently and performing well. “
Elanga has now been in and around the first-team for twelve months. With each passing week, he’s maturing as a player.
It is easy to forget that he’s still only twenty years of age. There is plenty of developmental room left for Elanga to get even better – and I’m genuinely excited to see just how good this boy can be.
Some of it boils down to Ten Hag’s plans over the summer. I’d like to think he’d be more than interested in helping develop a young talent like Elanga so I don’t see any real issues there.
Elanga may have to settle for a reduction in minutes, though. I’d expect to see another attacker signed, with the 20-year-old taking a small backwards step in that regard.
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