Elanga amongst the goals as Man United U23s thump Liverpool


Highlights: Elanga amongst the goals as Man United U23s thump Liverpool

 

Footage of Manchester United’s Academy outfit putting their Liverpool equivalents to the sword over the weekend has come to the fore on Monday.

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Neil Wood’s men were back in action on Saturday evening.

On the back of an altogether hit and miss opening to the campaign – which had seen them collect just 8 points from six Premier League 2 outings – the Red Devils welcomed Liverpool to Leigh Sports Village, eyeing a 3rd-straight victory.

And, when all was said and done in Manchester, make it nine points from nine over the course of the last fortnight is precisely what United managed.

A dominant display ultimately culminated in a 3-0 victory, owing to goals from Bjorn Hardley, and a pair of youngsters with ample experience of life with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s senior squad.

Hardley was first on target, nodding home at the back post with with 20 minutes gone.

Next up was Anthony Elanga, who of course opened his Premier League account across a pair of appearances late last season.

Highlights: Elanga amongst the goals as Man United U23s thump Liverpool

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – JULY 28: Anthony Elanga of Manchester United celebrates after scoring the opening goal during a pre-season friendly match between Manchester United and Brentford at Old Trafford on July 28, 2021 in Manchester, England. (Photo by James Gill – Danehouse/Getty Images)

Shortly after striking the post with a rasping effort, Swedish attacker Elanga’s free-kick across the face of goal evaded everyone, to make its way in at the back post.

And the day’s scoring was rounded out just beyond the hour mark, when Shola Shoretire, too boasting a handful of first-team appearances, latched on to Charlie Wellens’ defence-splitting pass to lash home a right-footed strike.

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With the club’s senior stars having of course departed for international duty across the globe, the United faithful will no doubt be keen to catch up on the latest efforts of their side’s academy talent.

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1 Chelsea FC 7 12 16
2 Liverpool FC 7 11 15
3 Manchester City 7 11 14
4 Manchester United 7 8 14
5 Everton FC 7 5 14
6 Brighton & Hove Albion 7 3 14
7 Brentford FC 7 4 12
8 Tottenham Hotspur 7 -4 12
9 West Ham United 7 4 11
10 Aston Villa 7 1 10
11 Arsenal FC 7 -5 10
12 Wolverhampton Wanderers 7 -1 9
13 Leicester City 7 -3 8
14 Crystal Palace 7 -3 7
15 Watford FC 7 -3 7
16 Leeds United 7 -7 6
17 Southampton FC 7 -5 4
18 Burnley FC 7 -6 3
19 Newcastle United 7 -8 3
20 Norwich City 7 -14 1
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Antonio, Michail West Ham United 5
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 4
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 4
Maupay, Neal Brighton & Hove Albion 4
Sarr, Ismaila Watford FC 4
Townsend, Andros Everton FC 3
Benrahma, Said West Ham United 3
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 3
Gray, Demarai Everton FC 3
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 3
Lukaku, Romelu Chelsea FC 3
Calvert-Lewin, Dominic Everton FC 3
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 3
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