Anthony Elanga has told incoming Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag his best position.
Elanga has spent much of his short career to date on the books of Manchester United, racking up 37 and 29 appearances for their under-23 and under-18 sides respectively.
Now though, with Elanga 20 and United short on attacking options, the Sweden native has been handed a more prominent role in United’s starting eleven of late.
Elanga scored a key goal off the bench vs Atletico Madrid in the 2021/22 Champions League last-16. He also netted two and assisted two in the league, with his drive and desire to win back the ball making him a favourite of Ralf Rangnick.
Now though, Erik ten Hag has taken the reins in Manchester and Elanga has sent a message to his new boss regarding his best position.
During 2021/22, Elanga was largely deployed from the right for Manchester United but for his country, he often excels from the left.
And now, after starring for Sweden during the current international break, Elanga has been speaking about how the left-wing is his favourites position:
“It suits me very well,” Elanga told Fotbollskanalen. “At United I play a lot on the right but now I get the chance to play on the left, that is my favourite position. I can do more there. I can go both inside on the pitch and also the outside.”
This leaves Ten Hag in something of a tricky situation as all of Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and now seemingly Elanga operate best from the left.
However, if all three were used in that spot, Manchester United would have no real options for the right-wing next season, apart from youngster Amad Diallo.