Anthony Elanga signs bumper new Man Utd contract until 2026 after breaking into first-team as club build for future

ANTHONY ELANGA has signed a new deal with Manchester United to keep him at the club until 2026.

The 19-year-old winger, who has made three appearances so far this season, also has the option of an extra year.

Elanga joined Man Utd in 2014 as a young teenager and went on to make his competitive debut for the senior side in May of this year.

He then scored his first goal for the Red Devils in their final Premier League game of last season against Wolves.

Interim boss Ralf Rangnick has been impressed by the 19-year-old since arriving at the club earlier this month.

And all of United's youngsters have been given more of a chance since his arrival – most notably in the 1-1 Champions League draw against Young Boys.

But Elanga's call-up to the first team has irked Sweden boss Janne Andersson, who had been hoping to include him in a 24-man touring squad to Portugal in January.

Speaking to Sweden Football, he said: "We would have liked to have had Anthony on the January tour.



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"At the same time it is very funny that he has started to get playing time at Man Utd.

"We will continue to follow Anthony closely in the future."

Sweden are currently preparing for the World Cup play-offs in March as they look to book their place at Qatar at the end of 2022.

Andersson's side missed out on an automatic spot after being pipped by Spain in their qualifying group.


And they now face a tough task if they are to clinch a place in the finals next year.

Having secured a play-off spot as a seeded side, they will host Czech Republic in their semi-final on March 24.

And if they do come out on top against the Czechs, they then face the proposition of taking on either Russia or Poland for a place in Qatar.

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