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Manchester United's Fastest Players Have Been Revealed Ahead Of 2021/22 Season

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Manchester United's Fastest Players Have Been Revealed Ahead Of 2021/22 Season

Manchester United's four fastest players have been revealed by youngster Anthony Elanga.

The 19-year-old made his debut for the United first-team at the end of last season when he started against Leicester City.

He then notched 13 minutes into his second start for the club on the final day of the campaign against Wolves.

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The Swede has been around the United first-team environment for quite some time now and has seen all the players in training on a daily basis.

He's in a good position to judge who is the fastest, having been named in the top 11 fastest United players in the Premier League last season according to Opta.

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In a feature for United's official website, Elanga chatted with the returning Jesse Lingard about the Olympics and selected his 4x100m relay team.

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In a strong squad, Elanga picked himself, Marcus Rashford, fellow 19-year-old Teden Mengi and then Daniel James for the finish.

"I'm good at both 100m and 1500m. I love a relay too and if I had to pick my own team, it'd be a serious team," Elanga said while in training camp in Surrey.

"[At the] start we'll have Rashy. He'd make sure we blast out the blocks. Then we'll have me. Third we'll have Teds, Teden Mengi.

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"And then last, Jamo [Daniel James]. No one is beating us. It's a very, very pacy team. We'll have to sort it out - let's chat to the coaches!"

Last-season, it was Rashford who clocked the fastest-top speed out United's squad. He was top on four different occasions across the season - his highest top-speed coming in the 0-0 draw at Stamford Bridge in February when he reached 36.26 km/h.

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Mason Greenwood was closest to Rashford's figures as he clocked 35.04 km/h against Arsenal at Old Trafford.

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Timothy Fosu-Mensah, Eric Bailly, Luke Shaw, Brandon Williams and Aaron Wan-Bissaka were among United's fastest players according to the data from last term.

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Topics: Dan James, Manchester United, Marcus Rashford, Jesse Lingard

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