Cristiano Ronaldo's influence on Man Utd's young stars revealed by Anthony Elanga and how he's helped his development

MANCHESTER UNITED rising star Anthony Elanga has hailed team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo as a "good person" who is willing to help.

Ronaldo, 37, rejoined Manchester United in the summer, leaving Italian side Juventus.

And the five-time Ballon d'Or winner has been a good addition both on and off the pitch.

Ronaldo has netted 18 times in 33 appearances this term, in what has been a turbulent season following Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's sacking.

And Elanga has revealed that behind the scenes, approachable Ronaldo is willing to help the Red Devils' up and coming stars.

Speaking to, Elanga said: "It’s really good [to have Ronaldo as a mentor] because I go to training quite early and see him there.

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“If we have had a game the day before, we’ll speak about the game or training.

"He’s a really good person to have around the building, not just because of what he does on the pitch, but what he does off the pitch as well.

“If we (younger players) need any help we can speak to him, so he’s a really good person to be around.”

Elanga is enjoying his first full season in Man Utd's first-team.

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The Sweden international has three goals to his name, including one in United's Champions League Round of 16 tie against Atletico Madrid.

Interim manager Ralf Rangnick is a big fan of Elanga.

The teenager's mentality impressed the German the most.

Rangnick said: "Right now he has shown what is possible in football with the right mentality and the right approach to go into games.

"This is exactly what he did and what he always does in every training session.”

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