Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano has been speaking on his YouTube channel to discuss the latest with Ralf Rangnick at Manchester United.
The German manager has recently been appointed as the new man in the dugout at Old Trafford until the end of the campaign, when they are expected to look for a long-term option.
Was Rangnick a good choice?
Rangnick will get his first view of his United side from the stands of Old Trafford on Thursday night as his work permit was not approved in time to manage the game against Arsenal.
While the Red Devils are slumped in 10th spot of the Premier League table, Rangnick has just under one month until the January transfer window opens.
Discussing how Rangnick is expected to approach the January window at Old Trafford, Romano had the following to say on the 63-year-old’s plans.
“Talking about January, he told the board that he wants to see these players and then to take decisions. The Manchester United board had a plan together with [Ole Gunnar] Solskjaer to look for a right-back, and Kieran Trippier was one of the options.
“But let’s see if Rangnick is for this kind of idea, or maybe for a younger player, or to keep Diogo Dalot and give him a chance. So there will be a decision on this side in the coming weeks.”
TIF Thoughts on Rangnick’s approach…
We understand the notion of Rangnick hoping to make his own judgement on the players, however, we do have concerns over whether this will be possible in such a short space of time, so it may well be that the board take control of their apparent situation at right-back rather than handing it to the interim boss.
Elsewhere, there are players like Jesse Lingard and Donny van de Beek who have played next to no football this season and we think they should be looking to leave in order to find some first-team action.
These two players, in particular, have played so little football this season, it begs the question of whether Rangnick will be able to make a fair judgement on whether they will be able to provide an impact on his side.