Anthony Elanga hails ‘magician’ team-mate after 4-2 victory over Leeds United

Anthony Elanga scored Manchester United’s fourth goal in a memorable 4-2 win at Elland Road.

Elanga came off the bench and struck in injury time after an eventful half hour on the pitch.

The Swede had been hit by a coin while celebrating Fred’s third goal, and went on to miss a clear cut chance when teed up by Jadon Sancho.

There was no mistake second time around when Elanga ruthlessly scored his next opportunity to round off United’s win.

Elanga’s goal came after great work from Bruno Fernandes, who flicked the ball past a Leeds defender before slipping his teammate in.

Both players connected again on social media after the game, with Elanga branding Fernandes a ‘magician’, with the Portuguese star responding ‘Let’s go kid’.

Fernandes also sent a message on social media to Jadon Sancho after the game, joking around after he saw the England star imitating his celebration.

Sancho had enjoyed an impressive game, providing two assists in the victory, setting up goals for Bruno and for Fred.

The messages highlight the good mood in the United camp at present, and it comes at an opportune moment.

Having shaken off a frustrating stretch of form to start the month, United are improving just in time for a crucial set of games.

United face Atletico Madrid this week in the Champions League, before league games against Watford, Manchester City and Tottenham, before the second leg and a trip to Anfield to face Liverpool in the league.

If the confidence is still flowing and the players are tweeting happily after those fixtures, perhaps this season will finally be looking up.