After coming off the bench for Sweden against Norway, the Manchester United teenager made an impression on his international debut.
Following Anthony Elanga’s first goal for Sweden, Manchester United fans were singing his praises.
Despite the fact that Sweden was defeated 2-1 by their Scandinavian neighbors, Elanga made his international debut in style. With a fantastic finish in stoppage time, the 20-year-old came off the bench to get his country back into it.
Before collecting the ball 20 yards from goal, Elanga connected up beautifully with Dejan Kulusevski and curled the ball home brilliantly to cut the lead in half. After Erling Haaland’s brace earlier in the game, there wasn’t enough time for Sweden to get an equalizer.
In only his third senior appearance at international level, Elanga, on the other hand, had a great night. His goal drew the attention of United fans on social media, and no doubt impressed new United manager Erik ten Hag.
“It feels fantastic, but we lost against Norway, and it was a match we wanted to win,” Elanga remarked after scoring his first international goal. I just wanted to show the fans what I’m capable of by coming in and doing an excellent job. I hope I was successful, and now we’ll turn our attention to Serbia.
“Janne [Anderson, Sweden manager] basically instructed me to do my job, push them, and attempt to score,” he said. That was my goal for the day.
“We got off to a good start in the second half, and I believe we can do even better in the rematch.” I’m confident that we can do it even better, and I’m optimistic that we’ll be able to achieve success in Norway.”