Anthony Elanga gave a brilliant post-match interview after his starring role in Manchester United1-1 draw against Atletico Madrid.
He is enjoying a superb campaign and was the star of Ralf Rangnick’s spell at Old Trafford.
And the 19-year-old boosted his reputation and showed his elite mentality when he spoke eloquently to BT Sport after the match.
“I think that was my first touch too! I dreamed of times like this,” he began via @utdreport.
Elanga added, “I told you [interviewer] in Brentford how cool and calm I am.”
He also spoke of his gratitude to Rangnick.
“Every time I have a chance for the club, I want to pay the manager back,” he said. “I want to be the best possible player on the pitch. I appreciate the boss.”
“I think that was also my first contact!”
“Every time the boss puts me on it, I just want to pay him back!”
Man Utd man of the moment Anthony Elanga has returned to a hard-fought point at Madrid.
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) February 23, 2022
Rangnick was full of praise for the exciting striker, hailing the youngster as a role model.
“I would like a few other players to take it [Elanga] as a role model,” he told Des Kelly.
“Not because he is [Elanga] does everything well but he’s just having fun on the pitch. I would like us to have fun on the pitch.”
Fans and critics loved Elanga’s attitude.
Elanga’s post-match interview is all I wanted to hear.
More players on this team should consider his attitude, determination and appreciation.
— Nick (@Nickahol_) February 23, 2022
Not only did Elanga come in and score, but he showed a lot of maturity. His interview on BT Sport showed it. Top professional, must start from now.
— Hayley (@UTD_Hayley) February 23, 2022
Anthony Elanga’s attitude is exactly what United need. Brilliant interview with him on BT.
Desperate to make an impact, to race and be the best you can be. His senior teammates could learn a bit from him.
— Scott Saunders (@_scottsaunders) February 23, 2022
Listening to Elanga’s post-match interview reminds me that he’s a great role model for the whole team – he’s respectful, grateful, with just the right amount of ego. #ATMMUN
— Paul Frampton-Calero (@Paul_Framp) February 23, 2022
Elanga has three goals to his name this season having opened his Champions League goalscoring account.
He scored his first goal of the campaign against Brentford and netted in his side’s 4-2 win over Leeds United last weekend.
The young Swede has made 14 appearances in all competitions this term after breaking into the first team last season.