Elanga is the latest teenage sensation to score for Manchester United.
The 19-year-old Swede scored in his first Premier League start against Wolves. Anthony Elanga has scored in his first Premier League start for Manchester United.
Elanga was selected to play in the Red Devils’ final domestic season match against Wolves, and he opened the scoring after 13 minutes with his first effort on goal.
With the Europa League final approaching, he was named to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s starting lineup, which also included Axel Tuanzebe, Donny van de Beek, Amad Diallo, Daniel James, and Juan Mata.
Elanga had made a good start to the game and gave United the lead with a header after 13 minutes.
Dan James deserves a lot of credit for his part in the goal, breaking down the left after beating the offside trap and delivering a header that Elanga steered into the net.
It makes him the 19th teenager to score in the Premier League for Manchester United. Only Arsenal can boast a higher number, with 20 goals scored for them.
Who exactly is Anthony Elanga?
Elanga, a 19-year-old attacker, has been on Manchester United’s books since 2014, when he joined from Malmo. He has played for Sweden’s Under-17 side and made his senior debut as a substitute against Leicester in the Premier League a few weeks ago. He is the son of former Cameroon international Joseph Elanga.
This season, he has appeared in 16 Premier League 2 games, scoring one goal.