Manchester United’s interim manager, Ralf Rangnick, has shown his faith in the youth at every club where he has been chosen as the boss. The German manager has also done the same after joining the Red Devils, and Anthony Elanga has emerged as one of the youngsters who is getting a chance under him. Elanga has made five appearances this season and four under Rangnick. He started the last three games of the English Premier League in the left-wing position. The player has impressed others with his performances and could be a regular starter for his side in the remaining part of the season.
Anthony Elanga has spent 272 minutes on the pitch so far this season. He has scored one goal this season, and that was the opening goal in Manchester United’s 3-1 victory over Brentford. The Swedish player has started the last three games in the league from the left-wing position in United’s 4-2-3-1 formation.
Anthony Elanga took a superb touch inside the opposition’s goal and gave his side a 1-0 lead over Brentford in the Premier League. He has attempted seven shots so far, and two of them have been on target. Five out of the seven shots have been attempted from inside the opposition’s half. All the shots have been attempted from the left side. He likes to cut inside to attempt his shots. The forward player attempted four shots against Aston Villa.
The above viz shows the pass map location of the player. He has received most of his passes on the wider sides and in the middle third. It can be observed that he has stayed towards the left side and received nine passes inside the opposition’s penalty box. The 19-year-old has taken 12 touches inside the opposition’s penalty box.
The forward has not only contributed to the attacking side, but also the defensive side. The above map shows all the duels contested by the player. Elanga has contested 18 defensive duels, 13 loose ball duels, and 12 aerial duels. He has contested 20 out of the 43 duels inside his half. Elanga has also contested four duels inside the opposition’s penalty box.
Other than this, Elanga has attempted 12 dribbles and made 12 recoveries. Seven out of the 12 recoveries have been made inside the opposition’s half. The forward player has also made six interceptions. Anthony Elanga’s performances have impressed the manager, and this has earned him back-to-back starts in the Premier League. With Mason Greenwood’s controversy, the team is short of wingers, and Elanga has emerged as one of the top contenders to replace him. He is expected to play more under the new manager and could become a future star at the club.