Manchester United’s Anthony Elanga agrees with Cristiano Ronaldo: Quite easy for young players to lose focus
Manchester United’s 20-year-old Anthony Elanga understands Cristiano Ronaldo’s frustration with the younger players. Ronaldo recently said that the Man United youngsters lose focus easily.
Cristiano Ronaldo in Manchester United colours. (Courtesy: AP)
By India Today Web Desk: Manchester United’s 20-year-old forward Anthony Elanga understands Cristiano Ronaldo’s criticism of younger players. In an interview with a Swedish publication, Elanga has supported Ronaldo in his analysis that younger players get things easy and can easily lose focus.
Earlier this week, Ronaldo told British journalist Piers Morgan that younger players “have things more easily, everything’s easy, they don’t suffer – and don’t care.”
Asked about his relationship with Ronaldo, Elanga told Swedish newspaper, “not so much. When we meet, he’s still Cristiano Ronaldo to me,” Reuters quoted Elanga as saying.
The 20-year-old added that Ronaldo had helped him both on and off the pitch since returning to Old Trafford for a second spell in 2021.
“He is an inspiration not only to me but to all the young players at United,” the Swedish international said.
“I think he said young players in general. We’re a new generation but I’m always focused on what I’m doing. But I understand him. It’s a lot of phones, a lot of technology and stuff like that.
“It’s quite easy for young players to lose focus, but I’ve always been 100% focused on what I’m doing. I think young players at United listen, but I understand what he means.”
In the explosive two-part interview, Ronaldo also said that United betrayed him and alleged he was being forced out of the club.
After the release of the second part, Manchester United said that they will be taking the appropriate steps and are expected to terminate the contract of their club’s best ever football player.