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REVEALED: Man Utd whiz Elanga so close to Man City move

Manchester United youngster Anthony Elanga almost ended up at Manchester City.

That is according to the 19-year-old's former youth coach at Hattersley United.

Elanga, who made his full United debut against Aston Villa on Saturday, joined Hattersley after moving to England from his native Sweden in 2013.

"City showed interest at first and he had a few training sessions with them," ex-Hattersley United manager Ian Forder told the Sun.

"I had the Under-14s team then and I really shouldn't have played him — but I wasn't going to let him play for anyone else.

"Straight away I could tell he had something, he was outstanding.

"He picked the ball up in his own half, went past seven players, around the goalkeeper and side-footed it in.

"I turned to John and said, 'Did you just see that?'

"One of the parents was a scout and he contacted United's chief scout, who looked at him.

"I think it was an 8-1 defeat but Anthony was outstanding.

"John helped Anthony a lot when he first signed schoolboy forms as his mother didn't drive and he was getting him to The Cliff and back for training."

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