'Electric': Rio Ferdinand says player sold by Manchester United now looks 'red-hot' for his new club United In Focus

Rio Ferdinand has hailed Anthony Elanga after seeing the former Manchester United winger shine for Nottingham Forest.

United needed to raise funds this summer and that meant offloading some homegrown players.

Nathan Bishop, Teden Mengi, Zidanei Iqbal, Noam Emeran and Ethan Laird were all sold as they seek to make names for themselves away from Old Trafford.

We even saw more experienced homegrown-eligible players leave the club with Dean Henderson sold late in the window to Crystal Palace.

There was also the sale of Anthony Elanga, which will have pulled on the heartstrings of some United supporters.

Anthony Elanga simply had to leave Manchester United

Elanga joined United at the age of just 12 after his family moved from Sweden to England.

Elanga rose up through the United ranks and ended up becoming a first-team player, racking up 55 appearances and four goals.

We saw some great moments from Elanga; the goal away at Atletico Madrid in 2022, the way he terrorised Trent Alexander-Arnold at Old Trafford around this time last year.

The problem was that Elanga just wasn’t able to nail down a regular starting spot at United and was limited to just five Premier League starts last season.


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