Manchester United has undergone significant player transactions in recent years, including the departure of winger Anthony Elanga to Nottingham Forest in the summer.
Despite showing promise in his limited opportunities at Old Trafford, Elanga was sold to Nottingham Forest for approximately £15 million, a decision that surprised pundits Micah Richards and Gary Lineker.
Discussing Elanga’s move on The Rest is Football podcast, Richards expressed his surprise at the winger’s departure, stating, “I quite liked him at Manchester United, I thought he had something.
I was surprised they let him go actually.” Lineker echoed this sentiment, saying, “I was surprised as well. He has scored a couple and played really well. Some good celebrations as well!”
In hindsight, Elanga’s success at Forest suggests that United may have let go of a valuable asset, and Forest secured a bargain by acquiring an international winger with numerous attributes for £15 million.
Elanga has showcased his excellence at Forest, particularly with his frightening pace, and under Steve Cooper’s guidance, he has the opportunity for further development.
The decision to part ways with Elanga could potentially be a source of regret for United, as he appears poised to become a top player in the Premier League in the coming years.