Manchester United will retain the services of Anthony Elanga and Shola Shoretire this season
According to the Daily Mail (h/t The Express), Manchester United are set to keep Anthony Elanga and Shola Shoretire at the club this season after impressive pre-seasons.
Elanga, who played three out of the four pre-season games, also managed to score against Championship side Queens Park Rangers while he also netted vs newly-promoted Brentford.
The forward, however, had a ‘minor’ problem but has now returned to United’s Carrington complex for training. Elanga made his debut for United last season, while he also scored his debut goal on the last day of the season against Wolverhampton Wanderers as United sealed a 2nd place finish in the Premier League.
Shoretire, on the other hand, also played in three out of the four pre-season games and seemingly worked as an impact substitute. While he did not manage to score against anybody, the winger made his fair share of achievements last season.
The 17-year-old made 3 appearances for the senior team last year, while he also became the youngest player in the history of the club to feature in a European competition – a record he broke last year when he came on from the bench during a Europa League game aged just 17 years and 23 days.
Shoretire has now joined the club’s reserve team but he could join up with the senior team like he did last season.
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Although both Elanga and Shoretire were going to be loaned out this summer, it does not look like the pair are going anywhere anymore. The two wingers have enough capabilities to provide considerable depth to this United side and given that Amad Diallo is set to leave the club on loan, the duo could be vital for the club over the course of the season.
While it remains to be seen whether they are given a first-team role, the duo could certainly be called upon during an injury crisis.