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Manchester United's Anthony Elanga Almost Breaks World Record For Highest Box Jump

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Manchester United's Anthony Elanga Almost Breaks World Record For Highest Box Jump

Manchester United forward Anthony Elanga was close to breaking a record for the world's highest box jump. You can see the footage of his attempt from a recent private training session below.


The 20-year-old Sweden international, who made 32 appearances for club and country last season, is keen to build on his breakthrough year at Old Trafford – and he's working hard behind the scenes to make it happen.

Elanga has been grafting in a number of private training session of late alongside fitness coach Tom Joyce.


And as part of his general strength and conditioning work in the gym, the academy product managed to post a personal best of 63 inches [5ft 25ft] for a box jump.

Image credit: Manchester United/TikTok
Image credit: Manchester United/TikTok

In a recent interview with United Review, Elanga was complimented about his aerial ability and his response speaks volumes about his dedication to becoming a better player.

"You know what? Honestly, in the youth team, I wasn't really jumping and scoring many headers but I think I've scored more headers for the first team than I did in the youth team," he said.


"So it was something I worked on a lot last summer. I went away for a bit, working with one of my personal coaches, Tom [Joyce] and he helped me a lot.

"We worked a lot on jumping and other aspects of my game. I feel like, last pre-season, you could see that I've been working on those areas and, like I say, it's all about keeping on improving, getting better."

Image credit: Alamy
Image credit: Alamy

Elanga added: "My motto is always keep improving as I know I will never be the finished article. I can always improve and find areas where I can get better at.


"I think it shows my dedication and my mentality as well. Like I say, mentality is one of my strongest assets. I've been through a lot of things, even earlier on in the season as well. but I've not let it affect me. I'll keep pushing and keep working hard."

The current Guinness World Record for the highest standing jump stands at 67 inches - a feat set by 25-year-old personal trainer Chris Spell of the United States.

He completed the jump at the Team Moljo Strength and Conditioning facility in Shrub Oak last year.

"It took probably six months' worth of training diligently," Spell told via Lohud. "A lot of sacrifice went into it, because you're training for such a specific record and type of athletic movement."


Thoughts on the future of Anthony Elanga? Do you think he will become a first-team regular under Erik ten Hag?

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Featured Image Credit: Manchester United/TikTok

Topics: Anthony Elanga, Manchester United, Premier League

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