Former Man United and Nottingham Forest winger star Anthony Elanga stoke reactions as he led a controversial dressing room celebration with his Nottingham Forest teammates after Premier League win over Manchester United, MySportDab reports.
Elanga, Callum Hudson-Odoi, and Ola Aina led a controversial dressing room celebration after the Tricky Trees compound the woes of Manchester United with a 2-1 Premier League win at City Ground.
The trio were spotted twerking to a song and beaming with smiles after putting United to the sword.
The viral clip, which is available at the end of this post, has sparked reactions with football fans dismissing the celebration as disrespectful and uncouth.
A fan wrote, “Forest only sane player is Gibbs White.”
Another said, “everything that is wrong with footballers captured in one clip.”
Another fan added, “winning against the current Man United team is not Impressive.”
It is not unusual for footballers to celebrate wins with whatever dressing room prompts but Anthony Elanga’s antics actually caused the stir.
The former Man United star seemed to be the one leading the mocking dance celebration, and had no scruples showing it off.
Elanga was sold by Manchester United in the last transfer window after he struggled for game time under Erik ten Hag.
Returning to Old Trafford for the first time, the Swedish winger, 21, provided the assist that saw Nottingham Forest score the winning goal after Marcus Rashford had cancelled out Dominquez’s opener.
Unlike most players, who chose not celebrate assisting or scoring against former clubs, Elanga pulled of a pompous reaction aimed at United fans after the assist.
When he was substituted from the game, he pointed to his Nottingham Forest badge to aim a dig on Man United fans.
Speaking after the game, Elanga expressed his joy breathing life back to his career after his Manchester United stalemate.
“I am happy to be back to my game with Nottingham Forest,” he said.
Before leaving Manchester United, Elanga scored 3 Premier League goals with 3 assists for the Red Devils in 39 Premier League appearances throughout his three-year stint.
He has made 20 Premier League appearances for Nottingham Forest, scoring 4 goals with 6 assists on his debut campaign with the club.
Elanga and Hudson-Odoi enjoying themselves at Nottingham Forest pic.twitter.com/Kq34ql2EMS
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