Anthony Elanga has signed a new Manchester United contract, keeping him at the club until June 2026. The Old Trafford club will also have the option of extending the 19-year-old’s new deal by a further year.
Elanga, a Sweden U21 international, has been a Manchester United player since he joined the club’s academy at age 12, and has made 5 senior appearances for the first-team in his fledgling career so far.
Anthony Elanga Signs Long-Term Manchester United Contract
Teenager is Fulfilling His ‘Ultimate Ambition’
Elanga became known to Manchester United supporters when he broke into the first-team picture last season. The left-winger scored for the club on only his second start in the Premier League, a 2-1 victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers on the final day of the 2020/21 campaign.
After putting pen to paper on his new contract, Elanga told Manchester United’s official website: “My ultimate ambition has always been to play for Manchester United. The standard is extremely high, but this contract is another important moment in my journey.
“This is the perfect environment to take the next step, with world-class players and coaches to learn from every day. I am overjoyed that the club has shown such faith in my development, and I want to thank my family and all of the staff for their ongoing support.
“I know that with hard-work and dedication comes opportunity at this special club and I cannot wait to continue my progress here. Glory to God always.”
According to Fabrizio Romano, Elanga’s new contract was approved by Manchester United’s interim manager Ralf Ragnick, who intends to utilise the club’s young players as a central element of his Old Trafford project. Additionally, BBC Sport reporter Simon Stone has confirmed that the player will remain in the first-team squad for the rest of the season, despite interest from numerous clubs in a loan transfer.
Manchester United Director of Football Praises Elanga’s Professionalism
Manchester United’s Director of Football, John Murtough, has had his say on Elanga signing a new deal with the club, and has spoken highly of the talented youngster’s application from an early age.
Murtough said: “Anthony is a young player that we all really believe in. He has consistently impressed throughout the Academy age groups and risen to every challenge that he has faced.
“Anthony is extremely dedicated; he has the work-rate and attitude to keep improving every day and succeed at Manchester United. He is yet another fantastic example of the type of player that our world-leading youth development system continues to produce.
“We are thrilled that Anthony has signed this new contract, and everyone is excited to see him grow over the coming seasons.”
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