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Man Utd open to selling two stars in Ralf Rangnick’s first transfer window
Speculation over transfers always reaches boiling point whenever a new manager is appointed and although Manchester United are yet to confirm the arrival of Ralf Rangnick, the German is believed to be on the brink of signing for the club.
The 63-year-old will join the club as interim manager until the end of the season before taking up a consultancy role, with an official announcement from Manchester United expected within 48 hours.
The January transfer window is just over one month away, plans are already being drawn up for the former RB Leipzig chief, according to reports.
According to The Telegraph, Manchester United will look to offload players this month before allowing Rangnick to make additions to the already bloated squad.
Donny van de Beek and Dean Henderson, a struggling pair, will both be considered for moves with the club seemingly open to selling them. Jesse Lingard has just over six months remaining on his current deal and is likely to leave on a free transfer.
As per the terms of his arrival, Rangnick will have just one transfer window in charge of the team but is unlikely to make wholesale changes to the squad.
SN’s verdict on the two Man Utd stars in danger… David de Gea’s terrific form this season has certainly put Henderson in a bit of a pickle – the England international was Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first choice at the end of last season but after having his pre-season cut short due to COVID-19, he has now lost his place to his Spanish counterpart.
De Gea is enjoying his best season in several years and is arguably the club’s outstanding performer so far, leaving Henderson with little chance of reclaiming that spot.
Henderson signed a new long-term contract last year and should he leave, United would be in their right to demand a handsome transfer fee from any potential suitors.
The curious case of Van de Beek will rumble on but a January exit would make sense if he continues to be on the periphery on the new manager. There are, however, reasons to believe that the Dutchman would thrive under Rangnick’s high-pressing philosophy.
Van de Beek flourished in a similar system at Ajax and although he is yet to impress in the red of United, he could certainly turn the corner for good under Rangnick.