Man Utd's triple transfer stance could leave next manager with even more work to do

Donny van de Beek has also been linked with a move away from United having struggled to break into the first team on a regular basis.

He’s started just 19 out of a possible 86 games since joining from Ajax in 2020 and was being tipped for a move away last summer.

But Rangnick doesn’t want to lose Van de Beek this month either, suggesting the midfielder could be sold at the end of the season.

The United boss said: “I also had a long conversation with him last week about that and, again, of course, it’s difficult for him right now because he also wants to play for the Dutch national team to qualify for himself and play in the World Cup in Qatar and, in order to do that, he needs that game-time here.

“But I still believe we should keep him, he should stay here definitely until the end of this season and try to get as much game-time as he possibly can.”

And then there’s Anthony Martial, who has made it clear that he wants to leave United for a new challenge.