Victor Lindelof raves about ‘very good’ Anthony Elanga ahead of Chelsea clash

Victor Lindelof raves about 'very good' Anthony Elanga ahead of Chelsea clash

Manchester United defender Victor Lindelof has raved about his team-mate Anthony Elanga ahead of tomorrow’s clash against Chelsea.

Following Mason Greenwood’s suspension and Marcus Rashford’s poor form, Ralf Rangnick decided to hand Elanga more playing time.

And the Sweden international received the opportunity with both hands and is looking to ensure it remains this way until the end of the season at least.

The 19-year-old, who started against Arsenal last weekend, failed to make a notable impression at the Emirates, but despite that, Lindelof believes his compatriot is a great talent.

“I’m really pleased for Anthony [Elanga],” Lindelof told MUTV ahead of tomorrow’s clash against Chelsea at Old Trafford.

“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.

Victor Lindelof has heaped praise on Anthony Elanga ahead of Chelsea clash
Victor Lindelof has heaped praise on Anthony Elanga ahead of the Chelsea clash

“He’s got a great future ahead of him, 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.

“When I talk to young players and especially to Anthony [Elanga], as we’re both from Sweden, I just tell him to listen to the guys who have been in his position before.”

Following his underwhelming performance at Arsenal last weekend, Ralf Rangnick could decide to rest the Manchester United academy graduate against Chelsea on Thursday night.

Rangnick would have the likes of Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard available to join Jadon Sancho and Cristiano Ronaldo in the attacking line.