Date: 31st January 2023 at 7:19am
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Manchester United face Nottingham Forest in the second leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final on Wednesday.

The Red Devils built a commanding 3-0 lead over Forest at The City Ground last time out, leaving the Premier League strugglers with a huge task ahead of them.

United boss Erik ten Hag may well use the match as an opportunity to rotate his squad, as they only need to avoid a humiliating loss to secure their place in the final at Wembley.

One player that could make a rare start is Anthony Elanga, who has played a bit-part role so far this season.

The Swedish forward has only started five Premier League matches so far this season, and he has often been linked with a move away from Old Trafford.

According to Fabrizio Romano via FourFourTwo, United have received at least ten loan offers for Anthony Elanga, from a variety of clubs across Europe.

Despite the interest in the 20-year-old, manager Ten Hag is said to be reluctant to let the player leave and he will therefore most likely remain with the club beyond Tuesday’s deadline.

Elanga has been the subject of numerous loan offers

German giants Borussia Dortmund and Dutch side PSV Eindhoven are said to be among those interested in Elanga, who progressed through the academy setup at United.

The Sweden international made his Red Devils debut towards the end of the 2020/21 season and established himself within the first team last term, making 27 appearances across all competitions.

His playing time has decreased since Ten Hag’s arrival, though, with the Swedish attacker having started just seven games across all competitions.

He has also often struggled when given opportunities, failing to score a single goal so far this season.

Elanga is contracted to United until the summer of 2026 and the player does appear to be a part of the club’s long-term plans, despite his lack of minutes at present.

With that in mind, Ten Hag may decide that a loan move and the guarantee of regular football for the remainder of the season could benefit both the player and the club.

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