Roy Keane raves about Anthony Elanga as Manchester United beat Brentford

Roy Keane has praised Anthony Elanga’s contribution as Manchester United beat Brentford.

The former Red Devils captain told Sky Sports he was impressed by Elanga’s contribution, after the youngster provided an assist for Bruno Fernandes’ opener.

Elanga raced onto a pass forward from Diogo Dalot which could have been a lost cause, crossing the ball into Fernandes’ path.

Keane spoke to praise Elanga, commenting: “I like the fact he like to run in behind. I love that desire.

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“You stretch teams, it’s very simple and very effective, you have to do it at the right times, [it was a] beautiful goal.

“When they are sprinting behind you cause all sorts of problems, especially if you mix your game up, which he does well.”

After speaking about Elanga’s desire, Keane questioned to Sky whether teammate Marcus Rashford still had the ‘eye of the tiger’ and had the same enthusiam. He was an unused substitute.

Keane’s compliments were echoed by interim manager Ralf Rangnick, who backed Elanga to play a big role over the next couple of seasons.

Rangnick told Sky: “He wants to learn and that’s the good thing about him.”

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This was Elanga’s second assist of the season to add to his three goals. He played 75 minutes in the 3-0 win over Brentford.

After Fernandes’ goal, Cristiano Ronaldo struck a penalty and Raphael Varane scored a third, his first ever goal for the club.

United kept a rare clean sheet, just the club’s seventh of the season. This season has not been good enough, but Elanga is a positive bright light.

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