Man Utd news: Anthony Martial and Donny van de Beek January plans on hold ahead of Ralf Rangnick appointment

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Martial earned a rare start in the win over Villarreal

Martial earned a rare start in the win over Villarreal (Picture: Getty Images)

Anthony Martial and Donny van de Beek will reportedly wait to firm up their January plans ahead of Ralf Rangnick’s appointment as Manchester United’s new interim boss.

United’s attacking duo had suffered from a lack of game time under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer of late, prompting interest from other clubs ahead of the winter window.

But their situations may change under the Norwegian’s interim successor Ralf Rangnick, who has agreed to take over as the Red Devils’ new manager until the end of the season.

Van de Beek barely featured under Solskjaer

Van de Beek barely featured under Solskjaer (Picture: Getty Images)

Temporary boss Michael Carrick handed Martial and Van de Beek rare starts in Tuesday’s 2-0 victory away at Villarreal as the Manchester club booked their place in the last 16 of the Champions League.

According to ESPN, both players will delay their decisions on whether to push for a January move or not until they discover how they fit into Rangnick’s plans.

They had both been linked with exits, but the report states that their preference is to be playing on a more regular basis at United.

Meanwhile, Jesse Lingard is facing an uncertain future at Old Trafford as he too struggles for minutes.

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The 28-year-old excelled on loan at West Ham last season, but hasn’t been afforded many first-team opportunities recently.

With Lingard’s current deal at United due to expire in the summer, he is able to talk to foreign clubs from January 1.

West Ham manager David Moyes, however, has played down speculation of a January reunion with the midfielder at the London Stadium.

‘He’s a Manchester United player and I’m not going to talk about players at other clubs,’ Moyes said of Lingard earlier this month.

‘All I can say is we really enjoyed having Jesse, he made a great contribution to the team and he’s helped the team.

‘The team’s moved on, we’ve kicked on again so, look, Jesse is a Manchester United player and it’s up to them to decide what he does.’


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