Harry Maguire heaps praise on ‘talented’ Anthony Elanga over his recent breakthrough

Harry Maguire heaps praise on 'talented' Anthony Elanga over his recent breakthrough

Manchester United skipper Harry Maguire believes Anthony Elanga should be ‘really proud of himself’ after securing a run of games in recent weeks.

Elanga has started for Man United in their last three Premier League matches, at the expense of Anthony Martial’s, Marcus Rashford’s, and Jadon Sancho’s lack of match fitness.

The youngster grabbed the chance with both hands after impressing against the likes of Wolves, Brentford, and West Ham United.

Elanga, 19, opened the scoring as United beat Brentford 3-1 and would go on to impress against the Hammers at Old Trafford last weekend.

Harry Maguire believes the young Swede has done really in his recent matches and says it’s something the Manchester United academy graduate should be proud of.

What Maguire said

“That’s what this club is about and what it’s been about for numerous years now, we bring through young talent and people get opportunities,” Harry Maguire told Manchester United’s official website.

‘Anthony [Elanga] has broken into the team in the last couple of games and he’s done really well and should be really proud of himself.

‘You’ve obviously got Marcus [Rashford], who is established, and Mason [Greenwood], who is growing and growing and getting better and better.

Harry Maguire believes Anthony Elanga has done well in recent Manchester United games
Harry Maguire believes Anthony Elanga has done well in recent Manchester United games

‘It’s what this club is about, it brings through talented footballers and if you’re talented enough then you’ll get an opportunity to play and that’s what happened with Anthony.’

Former Manchester United defender Paul Parker compared Anthony Elanga to United great Ryan Giggs and said the youngster should be a regular starter in Ralf Rangnick’s squad.

Anthony Elanga, in my opinion, has been a revelation on the left. He reminds me of a young Ryan Giggs, the way he drives the track.

“He wants to be better than others and he even goes down to get the ball. He is everything the fans want to see, says Parker.”

“He does it so well that he “must” start. He is selfless in his runs because he is willing to run and net he does not get the ball so he does not stand and swear and wiggle his arms.

“When he runs and does not get the ball, he runs again.”