Anthony Elanga responds when asked about leaving Manchester United on loan in January
Anthony Elanga scored again for Sweden’s under-21 side at the weekend.
The goal took his tally to five in five for Sweden’s under-21 side, and as reported by FotbollSkanalen, there are whispers about him potentially getting called up into Sweden’s senior side.
The big mark against Elanga is a lack of club football. The 19-year-old has not played a single Premier League minute.
Elanga was asked about his future after his latest goal against Montenegro’s under-21 side.
The United forward told Expressen: “Everything is possible but right now I am in United so I focus on them. But anything is possible and I have to be ready if the club wants to lend me or wants me to stay.”
Elanga was asked specifically if either Malmo or Elfsborg appealed, two clubs with connections to his parents.
A potential loan to the Swedish top flight could be interesting as both sides play at a decent level and would aid his international ambitions too.
Elanga has been in form for United’s under-23s this season, with three goals and one assist in four games.
His club prospects are likely to be further limited by Marcus Rashford’s return from injury.
But if Elanga keeps on scoring at all levels, then it will become difficult for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to continue to ignore him.
A loan does seem very likely in January, and United are unlikely to be short of offers.
Full of confidence
Speaking about his goal for Sweden, Elanga told Expressen: “I knew he had a bad touch so I took the risk and then it was one on one. That’s what I think is one of my specialties. I knew it would be a goal.”
Elanga had a hand in Sweden’s first, with a ‘pre-assist’ in the team move which led to the opener.
He is now set to feature for Sweden’s under-21s against Italy this week in a game which will be a good test for him.
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