Anthony Elanga stepping up as top United under-18 dangerman

Young prospect Anthony Elanga has begun the season in excellent form for Manchester United’s under-18s.

Elanga, 17, scored two goals in United’s 3-1 victory over Blackburn.

He also provided an assist for new boy Dillon Hoogewerf, who scored his first goal from open play for United, having netted a penalty in a previous game.

Elanga now has three goals in three games and two assists.

He also came on for the under-23s for the last 15 minutes of the win over Newcastle on Friday.

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Bright prospect

Elanga is a Sweden youth international who featured at the European under-17 championships this summer.

He has made the bench for all of United’s under-23 matches this season, showing United are confident he can step up.

United signed Elanga from Malmo three years ago and he is developing as a standout prospect.

The under-18s are away at Liverpool next. This will be a good challenge for Elanga to continue his good form.

There is a lot more to come from the young winger and the way he has started he season is encouraging.

United seem keen to test him too, and he is a player to really keep an eye on this season.

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