Paul Scholes dampened the mood on Manchester United’s late equaliser against Atletico Madrid following huge praise elsewhere for Anthony Elanga.United looked second best for large parts of their Champions League last 16 first leg on Wednesday. In fact, they were on the back foot immediately when Joao Felix put the hosts in front after seven minutes.
However, the Red Devils kept their deficit to one goal. Interim boss Ralf Rangnick then threw on in-form forward Elanga from the bench in place of Marcus Rashford. The 19-year-old Swede made an instant impact last Sunday when securing United all three points against Leeds United.
And he made his presence felt immediately again, combining once again with Bruno Fernandes – as against Leeds – to net a crucial equaliser for Man Utd away from home.
On BT Sport commentary, Robbie Savage labelled it a “fantastic finish”. Fernandes found Elanga’s run in behind and he cut the ball ba …