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Anthony Elanga announces he's leaving Man Utd with emotional farewell message

Anthony Elanga announces he's leaving Man Utd with emotional farewell message

Elanga is on his way out of Man Utd.

Manchester United forward Anthony Elanga has officially announced that he is leaving the club ahead of a move to Nottingham Forest.

Forest launched a £15 million bid to sign the Sweden international, who had struggled for game time under Erik ten Hag during the second half of last season.

He made 26 appearances, but the majority of those were from the bench and his only start of 2023 came in a EFL Cup win over Charlton in January.

Elanga attracted interest from both Forest and Everton, but he reportedly rejected a move to the Toffees over tactical concerns.

The 21-year-old chose Forest instead, and had a medical at the club on Sunday ahead of his proposed move.

Elanga sent an emotional farewell message to United fans prior to the deal officially being confirmed by Forest.

Elanga sends farewell message to Man Utd

Taking to Facebook, the United academy graduate thanked the fans for their support during his spell at the club, and reminisced on some of his favourite memories.

Elanga scored in his side's 1-1 draw with Atletico Madrid in the last 16 stage of the Champions League in 2022, which remains one of his most memorable moments as a United player.

He wrote: "Making my debut, playing over 50 times for the first team, scoring in the Champions League and winning a trophy for this incredible club... If you told me that all of that would happen when I arrived in England at 11 years old I would have been buzzing."

He continued: "From the moment that I watched a game from the Stretford End as a young boy I've known that United fans are special.

"We'll always have 'Rhythm is a dancer'. It meant the world to me and my family every time that we heard that chant. There are not enough words to properly thank you for the unbelievable support.

"It is the right time now for the perfect next step in my career. I'm someone who lives for football and I need to be on the pitch every week doing what I love."

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Topics: Manchester United, Anthony Elanga, Premier League, Football, Nottingham Forest, Transfers