Erik ten Hag has received a Manchester United transfer message from Anthony Elanga ahead of his arrival at Old Trafford.
The 20-year-old was poised to leave the club on loan in January but interim manager Ralf Rangnick canceled the move and promoted him to the first squad. Elanga has made 19 Premier League games since then, scoring two goals and assisting on two others.
Despite his attempts, United has failed under Rangnick and will be out of the Champions League next season. Depending on the outcome, United will compete in the Europa League or the Europa Conference League under Erik ten Hag.
Ten Hag is anticipated to be busy in the summer trying to improve his squad as a result of these failures, and Elanga has now issued a clear message to his incoming manager about how he should approach the transfer market. The Swede told the official Manchester United website: “Competition is good for you, especially in my situation.
“Everyone seems to be pushing one other to be the best version of themselves, and it shows, even in training. In a large team like Manchester United, competition is essential.
“If you want to be the greatest, you have to compete against the best.” The lack of depth has cost United dearly at times this season, and it is evident that Elanga is not frightened of competing for positions as Ten Hag attempts to enhance the team.