Anthony Elanga scores for Sweden’s under-21s

Manchester United wonderkid Anthony Elanga scored for Sweden’s under-21 side last night.

Elanga put the Swedes 3-0 up in a home match against their counterparts from Montenegro in a game which eventually finished 3-1.

The result puts Sweden top of their European Championship qualification group with four matches played.

On a hot streak

Last night’s goal makes it five goals in five games for Sweden’s Under 21 side for Elanga.

He netted a brace in a 2-1 win against the same opposition last month.

Elanga also has three goals in three Premier League 2 matches for United’s Under 23s this term.

His only senior appearance came in the 1-0 EFL Cup loss against West Ham.

But even then, given just 17 minutes to show what he can do, he still impressed the United fans.

Ready for a first team chance

United have so many attacking options that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will find it hard to juggle their gametime and keep everyone happy.

That task has been made harder by United going out of the EFL Cup, and seemingly not looking set to have any Champions League dead rubbers ahead.

It might be that Elanga needs a loan move in January to play regularly and see how long he can keep his hot streak going.

If the performances of Tahith Chong for Birmingham in the Championship are anything to go by, Elanga could be a real asset in the second tier.

Until January, all he can do is carry on scoring when he gets out on the pitch.

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Sam Preston is an NCTJ gold standard news and sports journalist who studied with the Press Association. He also has a 2:1 law with French law degree from the University of Birmingham, which included a year studying at Bordeaux Montaigne University. He is an FA Level 1 football coach who appeared on the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire show in 2018 and has also written digital football content and match-day programme pieces for Colchester United, Mansfield Town and Stockport County.