Ralf Rangnick is ready to allow four Man Utd players to leave this month ahead of the January transfer deadline, according to reports.
Anthony Martial has already been allowed to leave this month with the Frenchman completing a loan move to Sevilla earlier this week.
Young winger Amad Diallo has also left on a temporary basis by joining Scottish Premiership side Rangers until the end of the season after struggling to break into the first team.
And ESPN claim that Rangnick ‘open to as many as four first team players leaving Manchester United in January’ with the German ‘relaxed about the prospect of also losing Jesse Lingard and Donny van de Beek’.
Lingard is yet to make a Premier League start this season for Man Utd and Newcastle are trying to strike a loan deal but the Red Devils are reportedly asking for a £12m survival bonus, which the Geordies aren’t prepared to pay.
While Van de Beek is the subject of strong loan interest from Crystal Palace and a number of other clubs but talks are ongoing.
ESPN add that Rangnick was ‘reluctant to sanction so many exits halfway through the season’ but ‘the performances of [Anthony] Elanga have convinced the German he would still have enough options to navigate games.’
Elanga has impressed for Man Utd in his three Premier League starts this term with Rangnick throwing him into the team in recent weeks.
Meanwhile, Rangnick recently admitted that he became aware of Elanga when he watched videos of the Swedish starlet on YouTube.
“I must say from the very first day from my first training session, he showed up,” said Rangnick after their victory over Brentford in the Premier League on January 19.
“l had heard his name before and I was in my hotel room watching videos of him on YouTube, I thought this boy was really good.
“He was almost on his way out on loan. I told him: ‘You will not go out on loan, you will stay here.’ He has developed in training.”
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