Two Man United first-team players pushing to leave club

Manchester United have at least two unhappy members in their first team.

That’s according to a recent report from The Athletic, who claims back-up goalkeeper Dean Henderson and midfielder Donny van de Beek want to leave the club.

Despite recently seeing a new manager come in, both Henderson and van de Beek have remained fringe players.

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Having both failed to start a single Premier League match so far this season, it is fair to say Henderson and van de Beek’s careers have been left to stagnate.

Midfielder Donny van de Beek has struggled at Manchester United since he joined from Ajax back in 2020.

Following what has been a prolonged spell out on the bench, fans have been left to wonder whether or not either, or both, players will secure moves, temporary, or permanent, elsewhere.

Although Henderson has barely featured under interim manager Ralf Rangnick, the German seems to be keen to keep him around.

Speaking recently about Henderson’s lack of playing time, Rangnick, as quoted by the Independent, said: “I told him [Henderson] I would like him to stay because he is a fantastic goalkeeper, in training yesterday he had another couple of fantastic saves. I really like to have him on board as one of three top goalkeepers that we have.

“I can fully understand he wants to play. He’s at an age where as a goalkeeper you should regularly play but on the other hand we are in three competitions and therefore we need the two and three goalkeepers we have right now.

“I told him I can understand his desire to get regular game-time as a number one elsewhere in the Premier League.”

Despite receiving praise from his manager, it appears the England international would rather ply his trade away from Old Trafford.

However, with a little less than a week left in this January transfer window, moves away now look increasingly more unlikely.

Although it is unknown exactly how much the Red Devils would command in exchange for either player, the January transfer window is notoriously difficult to navigate and given club’s struggling finances, both players may be forced to wait until the summer, or beyond.

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