🇸🇪 Solskjaer on Elanga’s top performances: “He’s giving me a great problem”
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🇸🇪 Solskjaer on Elanga’s top performances: “He’s giving me a great problem”

Manchester United's manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has admitted to having a tough time in excluding Anthony Elanga from the core plans for the coming season.

The Swedish joined United at U17 level from Malmo in 2018, before giving his best performances to bang on the first team door during the current preseason friendlies. 

The winger caught the eye during United's games against Derby County, QPR and Brentford, where he delivered no less than two goals.

But United has the likes of Jadon Sancho, Jesse Lingard, Mason Greenwood, Marcus Rashford, Daniel James and Amad as wide attacking options.

“He's giving me a great problem, if you like! [Smiles]

“Players who score goals and have that enthusiasm and energy… we want to play a pressing game and there are no frills [with him]. If you asked him at half-time to run over to the cricket ground and get us a drink, he'd do it, because he's that type of lad and that’s the type that has been brought through the Academy, and these are the boys you love to see do well.

“If they give you reasons to like them and they give you reasons to play them, then you’ll have to play them," the former Malmo coach concluded.

It now remains to be seen if the 19-year-old attacker will be anywhere near United's team in the league opener against Leeds United on 14 August.

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