AIR TIME Man Utd squad fly out for Granada clash in Europe League with 18-year-old Anthony Elanga linking up with first-team

MANCHESTER UNITED headed to Spain on Wednesday for their Europa League showdown with Granada.


Posted Thursday, April 08, 2021 by Thesun.co.uk

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men swapped Manchester for Andalusia for their quarter-final first-leg on Thursday night.


AIR TIME Man Utd squad fly out for Granada clash in Europe League with 18-year-old Anthony Elanga linking up with first-team
Harry Maguire and Luke Shaw aboard Man Utd's plane to Spain Credit: Getty


AIR TIME Man Utd squad fly out for Granada clash in Europe League with 18-year-old Anthony Elanga linking up with first-team
Paul Pogba and Victor Lindelof on board the flight Credit: Getty

AIR TIME Man Utd squad fly out for Granada clash in Europe League with 18-year-old Anthony Elanga linking up with first-team
Teen star Anthony Elanga, 18, joined the travelling party and could make his senior debut Credit: Getty

Harry Maguire and Luke Shaw smiled as they took their seats for the short flight to Spain.

Alex Telles and Mason Greenwood were also pictured on board.

Teen star Anthony Elanga, 18, was among the 25-man squad selected for the last-eight tie.

He was one of four strikers selected along with Marcus Rashford, Edinson Cavani and Greenwood.Elanga is in line to make his senior debut after a recent collarbone injury while playing for the Under-23 side.

Four goalkeepers were in the squad that travelled - David de Gea, Dean Henderson, Lee Grant and Nathan Bishop.

Paul Pogba and Juan Mata were also included in Solskjaer's travelling party.

Eric Bailly is out after testing positive for coronavirus, while Anthony Martial could be out for the rest of the season with a knee injury.


AIR TIME Man Utd squad fly out for Granada clash in Europe League with 18-year-old Anthony Elanga linking up with first-team
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Mike Phelan take their seats Credit: Getty


AIR TIME Man Utd squad fly out for Granada clash in Europe League with 18-year-old Anthony Elanga linking up with first-team
Anthony Elanga and Mason Greenwood were two of four strikers in the travelling squad Credit: Getty

AIR TIME Man Utd squad fly out for Granada clash in Europe League with 18-year-old Anthony Elanga linking up with first-team
Juan Mata boards the plane headed for Spain Credit: Getty


AIR TIME Man Utd squad fly out for Granada clash in Europe League with 18-year-old Anthony Elanga linking up with first-team
Alex Telles was part of the 25-man travelling squad Credit: Getty

Speaking last year, Elanga declared that he was desperate to follow in the footsteps of Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford.

He said: "You look at the likes of Mason and Rashy, there is a pathway there.

"It just shows you that if you're willing to put the work into it and continue to work hard day in, day out in training there's a pathway for you there.

"Obviously we've got a manager in Ole trusting the youngsters, so there's a pathway there and I've just got to keep working hard.

"In training I'm always working hard and the way that I train is the way that I play.

"You can see that in the results and I'm just happy at the moment, I'm enjoying my football."



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