Man Utd squad fly out for Granada clash in Europe League with 18-year-old Anthony Elanga linking up with first-team

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MAN UTD headed for Spain on Wednesday for their Europa League showdown with Granada.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men swapped Manchester for Andalusia for their quarter-final first-leg on Thursday night.

Harry Maguire and Luke Shaw aboard Man Utd’s plane to Spain[/caption]
Paul Pogba and Victor Lindelof on board the flight[/caption]
Teen star Anthony Elanga joined the travelling party and could make his senior debut[/caption]

Harry Maguire and Luke Shaw smiled as they took their seats for the short flight to Spain.

Alex Telles and Mason Greenwood were also pictured on board the plane headed for Spain.

Teen star Anthony Elanga, 18, was among the 25-man squad selected for the last-eight tie.

He was one of four strikers selected along with Marcus Rashford, Edinson Cavani and Greenwood.

Elanga is in line to make his senior debut after a recent collarbone injury while playing for the U23 side.

Four goalkeepers were in the squad that travelled – David de Gea, Dean Henderson, Lee Grant and Nathan Bishop.

Paul Pogba and Juan Mata were also included in Solskjaer’s travelling party.

Eric Bailly is out after testing positive for coronavirus while Anthony Martial faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines with a knee problem.


Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Mike Phelan take their seats[/caption]
Anthony Elanga and Mason Greenwood were two of four strikers in the travelling squad[/caption]
Juan Mata boards the plane headed for Spain[/caption]
Alex Telles was part of the 25-man travelling squad[/caption]

Speaking last year, Elanga declared that he was desperate to follow in the footsteps of Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford.

He said: “You look at the likes of Mason and Rashy, there is a pathway there.

“It just shows you that if you’re willing to put the work into it and continue to work hard day in, day out in training there’s a pathway for you there.

“Obviously we’ve got a manager in Ole trusting the youngsters, so there’s a pathway there and I’ve just got to keep working hard.

“In training I’m always working hard and the way that I train is the way that I play.

“You can see that in the results and I’m just happy at the moment, I’m enjoying my football.”


Goalkeepers: David De Gea, Dean Henderson, Lee Grant, Nathan Bishop.

Defenders: Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw, Alex Telles, Axel Tuanzebe, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Brandon Williams.

Midfielders: Amad, Bruno Fernandes, Fred, Daniel James, Juan Mata, Nemanja Matic, Scott McTominay, Paul Pogba, Donny van de Beek.

Forwards: Edinson Cavani, Anthony Elanga, Mason Greenwood, Marcus Rashford.

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