October 22, 2021

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Manchester United have found their next first team star

Manchester United possess a host of young academy stars who are on the brink of breaking into the senior squad at the same time.

At the back end of last season Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was able to get the likes of Shola Shoretire, Hannibal Mejbri, Anthony Elanga, Amad and even Will Fish involved in first-team fixtures as they finished as runners-up in both the Premier League and Europa League.

Add to those names during this pre-season campaign James Garner, Dylan Levitt, Ethan Galbraith, Teden Mengi, Di’Shon Bernard and Facundo Pellistri and Solskjaer has got a phenomenal pool of talent to choose from for his squad.

But the one name who has taken the opportunity more than any other since their inclusion to the first-team fold is their 19-year-old Swedish forward.

After starting against Leicester in the Premier League defeat that handed Man City the title when United faced three games in five days, Elanga was rewarded with another start in the final game against Wolves.

Starting on the right-hand side, Elanga got himself on the scoresheet with a bullet header from a wicked Daniel James cross in a 2-1 win. But what many have likely forgotten is that Elanga got the nod in those games partly because Hannibal was ruled out with injury during that period.