Jude Bellingham‘s impressive return to action with Borussia Dortmund didn’t go unnoticed by Manchester United winger Anthony Elanga.

Erik ten Hag‘s Red Devils are one of several of Europe’s biggest clubs interested in signing the former Birmingham City youngster.

The race to sign Dortmund’s much-coveted number 22 is undoubtedly going to be one of, if not the biggest story of the 2023 summer transfer window.

The 19-year-old is a generational talent who alongside Casemiro would no doubt lead United’s challenge for major honours if he moved to the Theatre of Dreams in the summer.

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Manchester United winger Anthony Elanga reacts to Jude Bellingham’s stunning return to action with Dortmund

In order for United to be a potential viable option for Bellingham Champions League football is a must.

Given how well Ten Hag has turned things around at Old Trafford, the 22-time England international may see the twenty-time league champions as a far more attractive potential destination.

On his first competitive appearance since the World Cup, Bellingham was at his influential and eye-catching best for the Bundesliga giants.

In a topsy-turvy league game, Dortmund beat Augsburg 4-3 in yesterday’s league game at Signal Iduna Park.

As well as opening the scoring with a right-footed strike from range, the English teenager provided the assist, via a flicked on header, for Giovanni Reyna’s stunning winner.

Bellingham’s goal took his tally for the season to ten goals from 23 appearances, as well as laying on four assists.

Manchester United forward Elanga reacted to Bellingham’s return to club action by commenting on the midfielder’s Instagram post.

United’s number 36 commented: “You’re HIM.”

According to Fabrizio Romano, Dortmund are one of several sides interested in signing the Sweden international on loan from Manchester United this month.

Any potential loan move for the 20-year-old will have to be given the green light by the Red Devils, and attacking options are currently limited, with Anthony Martial out injured again.

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