Anthony Elanga

Manchester United youngster Anthony Elanga has revealed what manager Ralf Rangnick told him before his goal against Atletico Madrid on Wednesday night.

The Swedish came off the bench to draw United level in a tie that seem to have escaped their grasp with United now leveled with their opponents heading into the second leg.

“Think it was my first touch as well. I have dreamt of moments like this, scoring in the Champions League against top European teams like Atletico Madrid, a dream come true. It is the only first half, we have to be ready for the second half at Old Trafford.

“I told you how calm and cool I am and whenever I am given an opportunity I want to repay the manager and give 150% every time I step onto the pitch. I just do what I can do, I want to be the best player on the pitch and I appreciate the boss.

“You’ve got to stay in the game, anything can happen. We did not play the best in the first half but improved after the substitutions in the second half.

“He (Ralf Rangnick) said to me to make the defenders scared and run in behind. When I get the opportunity to take it. I wanted a good result for the fans because they came a long way,” he said after the game.

The second leg of the tie will take place at Old Trafford in a fortnight.


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