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Manchester United star Anthony Elanga reveals advice from Cristiano Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Manchester United youngster Anthony Elanga reveals he has been taking advice from Cristiano Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic… as he praises Erik ten Hag as a ‘great addition’ to the club

  • Anthony Elanga has made 25 appearances for Manchester United this season
  • The Swedish youngster said he had ‘learnt a lot’ despite United’s poor campaign
  • Elanga has been receiving guidance from the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo
  • The 20-year-old is relishing working under new United boss Erik ten Hag

Manchester United winger Anthony Elanga has revealed he has been receiving advice from stars such as Cristiano Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic in his breakthrough season at Old Trafford.

The Swedish youngster has made 25 appearances for United during what has been a dismal campaign for the Red Devils.

Elanga has scored three goals – including in the Champions League knockout tie against Atletico Madrid – and made two assists this season.

Anthony Elanga has regularly featured alongside Cristiano Ronaldo in United’s team

The 20-year-old, a regular in the United team since Ralf Rangnick took over as interim manager in November, said ‘many players’, such as Ronaldo, his Swedish counterpart Ibrahimovic and Bruno Fernandes, had been guiding him during his career so far.

‘I grew up watching United as well, so the likes of Wayne Rooney and obviously Cristiano Ronaldo,’ he said,’ Elanga told Sky Sports.

‘I speak to Cristiano a lot in training and he’s always giving me advice. I grew up watching him at Old Trafford, so now to be able to play together is just an amazing feeling.

Elanga also revealed he had picked the brains of Swedish team mate Zlatan Ibrahimovic

‘There are many other players who have helped me as well. The likes of Victor Lindelof, who I play with internationally.

‘Juan Mata and Bruno Fernandes too. I’ve also learnt a lot from Zlatan Ibrahimovic from the national team. He’s given me good advice. So I’ve got a lot of experience around me which can help me reach the next level.’

Elanga said he had ‘learnt a lot’ despite United’s tumultuous campaign, with the club having failed to win a trophy and being set to miss out on qualifying for the Champions League.

Elanga has been a regular in the United side since interim boss Ralf Rangnick took over

Elanga has been a regular in the United side since interim boss Ralf Rangnick took over

The Swedish starlet said he was looking forward to working under new manager Erik ten Hag

United are preparing to embark on a new era under Erik ten Hag, who was officially appointed manager last month.

The 52-year-old Ajax boss has a proven track record of bringing through youth, and Elanga said he was relishing the chance to work with the Dutchman.

‘His experience in Europe, developing young players like myself and we’ve got other young players coming up. He’ll bring exciting football to Old Trafford,’ said Elanga.

‘It all starts from pre-season and how we take in his instructions and tactics. He’ll be a great addition to the club and I’m really, really excited to work with him.’