Anthony Elanga could be in line to make his first Manchester United start of the season against Young Boys tonight.

The Swedish youngster came off the bench against Crystal Palace at the weekend and he could benefit from Anthony Martial being ruled out with a knee injury.

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Cristiano Ronaldo and Marcus Rashford are likely to be rested with United already qualified, and Edinson Cavani should not be rushed into a start despite returning to training.

The timing is perfect for Elanga to seize the moment and show what he is capable of under the lights at Old Trafford.


Rangnick called him into the first team squad at the weekend and it was not just to make up the numbers.

Elanga came off the bench with the score goalless against Palace and was asked to try and turn the game. That showed a great amount of faith from his new manager, who has come in and given everybody a fresh start.

Rangnick and Elanga were seen at Carrington yesterday both sharing a smile, with the German coach clearly taking a liking to the young forward.

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Fans excited to see Elanga in action

Supporters on social media have been expressing excitement over the potential of seeing Elanga make his first Champions League start.

The challenge to live up to the hype may not be easy for Elanga, but he has looked lively in his short appearances for the first team to date.

Elanga already has a first team goal to his name, scoring away at Wolves on the final day of last season. If he can add another tonight, he will secure more first team chances over the coming weeks.

These chances don’t come along too often for him, and he will be determined to make the most of this one.

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