Solskjaer reveals Manchester United player is giving him a great problem

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Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has admitted Anthony Elanga’s form in pre-season is giving him a ‘great’ problem as he has to make a ‘big’ decision on whether to keep the winger next season.

The 19 year winger scored his third goal of pre-season in a 2-2 draw with Brentford on Wednesday night.

Manchester United will be without Marcus Rashford, who is injured, and Amad Diallo, who is currently at the Olympics with the Ivory Coast, for the start of the season.

“Of course, with Elanga, a decision on him is a big one. There’s Marcus and his injury status, so we’ll make a decision on Amad when he comes back and sit down with him,” said Solskjaer.

“He’s giving me a great problem, if you like! [Smiles]

“Players who score goals and have that enthusiasm and energy… we want to play a pressing game and there are no frills [with him]. If you asked him at half-time to run over to the cricket ground and get us a drink, he’d do it, because he’s that type of lad and that’s the type that has been brought through the Academy, and these are the boys you love to see do well.

“If they give you reasons to like them and they give you reasons to play them, then you’ll have to play them.”