The 20-year-old has enjoyed a breakthrough season at Old Trafford, and been a shining light in the midst of a poor campaign for the Red Devils.
Elanga, a graduate of United’s academy, also made his senior international debut for Sweden earlier this year.
The winger has taken inspiration from his father, Cameroon international Joseph Elanga, former Gunners striker Henry, as well as a host of his club and international teammates.
‘Obviously I look up to my dad [Cameroon international Joseph Elanga]. Thierry Henry is someone who I liked watching when I grew up as well. He could play left wing, right wing, as a striker. He was strong, quick and could finish,’ Elanga told Sky Sports.
‘I still look at his clips today and try to learn something from the way he used to play and try to add it to my game.’
‘I grew up watching United as well, so the likes of Wayne Rooney and obviously Cristiano Ronaldo,’ Elanga added.
‘I speak to Cristiano a lot in training and he’s always giving me advice. I grew up watching him at Old Trafford, so now to be able to play together is just an amazing feeling.
‘There are many other players who have helped me as well. The likes of Victor Lindelof, who I play with internationally.
‘Juan Mata and Bruno Fernandes too. I’ve also learnt a lot from Zlatan Ibrahimovic from the national team. He’s given me good advice. So I’ve got a lot of experience around me which can help me reach the next level.’
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