Ralf Rangnick reveals he has held talks with wantaway duo Dean Henderson and Donny van de Beek and urged them to stay at Manchester United – with interim boss reassuring the out-of-favour pair they WILL get more game time
- Ralf Rangnick revealed he has urged two of his Man United players to stay
- Dean Henderson and Donny van de Beek have struggled for game time
- But the interim manager has encouraged both not to push for a move away
- Rangnick told them with United in three competitions still, chances will come
- Manchester United head to Aston Villa in the Premier League on Saturday
Ralf Rangnick has told Dean Henderson and Donny van de Beek that he would prefer them to stay at Manchester United until the end of the season rather than going out on loan this month – but understands both players’ frustration.
Henderson has played just twice this season and wants to leave after losing his No.1 spot to David de Gea.
Rangnick said: ‘I told him I would like him to stay because he is a fantastic goalkeeper. In training yesterday, he had a couple of fantastic saves.
Ralf Rangnick has urged out-of-favour Dean Henderson and Donny van de Beek to stay at Manchester United, assuring them they will get more opportunities this season
Both goalkeeper Henderson (left) and midfielder Van de Beek (right) have struggled for game time at United this season
‘I can fully understand he wants to play. I would really like to have him on board as one of three top goalkeepers.
‘He’s at an age where you should regularly play, but we are in three competitions. I can understand his desire to get regular game-time and be a No.1 elsewhere in the Premier League.’
Van de Beek has continued to play a bit-part role under United’s interim manager after being given limited opportunities by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, and remains concerned about his place in the Holland team ahead of this year’s World Cup.
Henderson has struggled to dislodge David de Gea (left) with the Spaniard in top form
Dutch midfielder Van de Beek came on in the latter stages of the FA Cup win over Aston Villa
Rangnick added: ‘It’s the same situation as it is with Dean. I’m glad to have him in the squad. He came on against Aston Villa (in the FA Cup on Monday) and did well. He’s always performing at a high level in training.
‘I had a conversation with him after training two weeks ago and advised him to stay until the end of the season.
‘Of course, with the World Cup coming up in the winter, he wants to play. Louis van Gaal has told him that to be a regular starter he needs to play for his team.
‘I can fully understand his desire to play but, on the other hand, we have a lot of competition in our squad in those positions.’
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