Rangnick: Too early to discuss transfer plans

Ralf Rangnick says it is “still too early” to discuss Manchester United’s plans for the upcoming transfer window.

The German coach has only arrived at the club as interim manager, thus far taking charge of two matches, and it will require more time to properly assess the squad he inherited.

He still needs to get to know his players at Old Trafford and it sounds like he knows exactly what he wants from them.

“I’ve got to know them better in this week,” Rangnick told reporters, as quoted by the Manchester Evening News. “I saw most of them play in the two games and had three, four or five training sessions this week, but it’s still too early to speak about what might happen in the window transfer window. If look at the number of players we have, it’s still a big squad, we definitely do not have enough players. We need to make sure that players want to stay here.

“If they see not getting enough game time here, it might make sense to speak individually with the players to see if a loan deal might make sense, but right now, it’s still too early to speak about that.”

Ultimately, he needs to get results on the board and transfer talk can come at a later date.

Moreover, Anthony Martial’s agent has revealed that the Frenchman wants to leave Old Trafford in January, after becoming frustrated with the lack of game time he’s received – not to mention the amount of injuries and knocks he has suffered lately.

Rangnick also addressed the goalkeeper situation and made it clear that David de Gea is number one as his squad number suggests.

“We have quite a few top goalkeepers and we could also see that against Young Boys,” the boss added.

“Both goalkeepers did well that played. With David de Gea we have a top goalkeeper as No.1, so this is the position that we have a minimum three if not four or five good goalkeepers and we will see what the situation will be like in the winter. There might be one or two of them wanting to go out on loan somewhere but on the other hand, we have to keep in mind that we have three competitions in the next six months. FA Cup, Premier League and Champions League and we definitely need three top goalkeepers in order to make up for a player being injured or suspended.”

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