Manchester United: Ralf Rangnick watched videos of Anthony Elanga on YOUTUBE before working with him

Ralf Rangnick reveals he watched videos of Anthony Elanga on YOUTUBE before working with him and thought ‘he was really good’ as caretaker boss admits he stopped Manchester United starlet from go on loan this month

  • Anthony Elanga has started Manchester United’s last two Premier League games
  • Elanga opened the scoring on Wednesday night in their 3-1 win at Brentford
  • Ralf Rangnick has been impressed with Elanga since becoming their acting boss











Ralf Rangnick is known for shaping the careers of young talent and it’s clear that Anthony Elanga is the one who caught the attention of the interim Manchester United boss.

Elanga has impressed the German – starting his last two Premier League games.

The 19-year-old rewarded his coach’s faith in him by scoring the opener of their 3-1 win at Brentford on Wednesday night with a brilliantly successful finish.

Antony Elanga has impressed Ralf Rangnick since the latter became interim Man United boss

Elanga (right) opened the scoring for United as they won 3-1 at Brentford in the Premier League

Elanga (right) opened the scoring for United as they won 3-1 at Brentford in the Premier League

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Rangnick is a fan of the 19-year-old – having studied clips of him on YouTube before his arrival

Prior to his appointment in December, Rangnick revealed he had watched footage of Elanga on YouTube and immediately knew he had a player on his hands.

“I have to say, from day one of my first training session, he showed up,” Rangnick said after the game on Wednesday.

“I had heard his name before and was in my hotel room watching YouTube videos of him, I thought that boy was really good.”

Heaping praise on the Sweden international, Rangnick said he even stopped the teenager from going on loan – that was the impression he made.

“He was almost about to leave on loan. I told him: “You will not leave on loan, you will stay here.” He developed in training,” he continued.

Elanga was set to leave United on loan earlier that month before Rangnick called it a halt

Elanga was set to leave United on loan earlier that month before Rangnick called it a halt

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