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Man United defender Lindelof lauds great talent Elanga.

Updated: Jan 20, 2022

Elanga twice came close to scoring as he produced a confident display at Villa Park.

Centre-back Victor Lindelof believes Anthony Elanga has all the attributes to succeed at Manchester United.

The 19-year-old started in United’s 2-2 draw with Aston Villa on Saturday and put in a brilliant display from the wings at Villa Park.

However, Lindelof is aware of all the buzz around Elanga, who has risen through the ranks at Old Trafford, but wants the Red Devils prodigy to stay ‘humble and keep working hard’.

Anthony Elanga of Man United. (Image: BT Sport / Screen Shot)
Anthony Elanga of Man United. (Image: BT Sport / Screen Shot)

"Of course, I talk to him a lot," Lindelof told MUTV. "He's a great talent and I'm very happy for him, getting more and more minutes at the club. "He's a young player, a good talent, who comes in here every day and really wants to improve his game. He works very, very hard and I'm pleased for him. "If he keeps doing the things he's doing at the moment, I think he's going to have a great future ahead of him. It's all about staying humble and to keep working hard." Elanga and Lindelof could be in the same Sweden squad that will play a World Cup play-off match against the Czech Republic on the 24th of March, but Elanga will have to continue impressing when called to play for United if he is to break into the Swedish national team anytime soon.

"Maybe, in the future, we'll see," said Lindelof. "We have quite a lot of young, exciting players coming up in Sweden at the moment. It's a very, very positive thing obviously for me, being captain, as it's always nice to see that - having young players getting into the team.

"To be honest, I don't read that much [of any press coverage in Sweden about Elanga]. Obviously, if you're at United and young and Swedish, of course, there is a lot of talk about you as a player. Yeah, I think, as I said, he's a top talent who, if he keeps doing the things he's doing at the moment, he can have a bright future ahead of him. It's nice to have him at the club as well and I'm trying to help him in any way I can."

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