Anthony Elanga has already impressed on the biggest stage for Manchester United, so it is only a matter of time before he gets his first call to play for Sweden’s senior team.
The 19-year-old academy candidate shared a moment with the Swede Victor Lindelof on Wednesday night after scoring a goal. the biggest goal of his career so far. They hugged after the full-time signal and it felt like a turning point for the young forward.
United’s incredible away support made their voices clear in Wanda Metropolitano. They sang Elanga’s new song on repeat and I do not think the youngster will forget the night he became United’s youngest goal scorer in the knockout phase of the Champions League.
The performance against Atletico Madrid has made headlines in Sweden, but he has not yet made his debut for the international senior team. Elanga is a regular for Sweden’s U21 and has scored 7 goals in his last 7 matches.
Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet claims that it would be a shock if Elanga was not selected after seeing the La Liga champions fight to get him. There is now pressure on Janne Andersson to give the youngster his first call.
Sweden will soon announce its squad for the World Cup qualifier, which kicks off at the end of March. They should pay attention to a recent report from Soccer Channel who suggested that Cameroon try to persuade Elanga to play for them.
Fun facts: Elanga’s father represented Cameroon at the 1998 World Cup.