Two Man Utd Players Put ‘Transfer Plans On Hold’ Ahead Of Rangnick’s Appointment

RB Leipzig coach Ralf Rangnick in the Bundesliga.

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Donny van de Beek and Anthony Martial are no longer in a hurry to secure a transfer away as they await Ralf Rangnick’s appointment.

Following a 4-1 defeat at Watford, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was sacked after enduring a tough run of games prior to it. Michael Carrick was consequently appointed as interim manager but it seems like he will be returning to his assistant duties very soon.

The Athletic reported on Thursday that Manchester United have an agreement in place with Rangnick over a six-month contract for an interim manager role. Following the end of his management tenure, the German will be under a two-year contract on a consultancy basis.

This spells good news for those who were out of favour during Solskjaer’s reign. Martial and Van de Beek – who ironically scored the final goal for United under the Norwegian’s management – looked set to leave in January but that is no longer the case, according to ESPN.

As per the report, the pair will wait and see how the next six weeks under the former RB Leipzig manager’s charge goes before making a decision on their future. Furthermore, it is said that the duo has suitors awaiting all across Europe.

However, it can be speculated that their preference has shifted to staying put following the ex-Cardiff City boss’ departure. Now, with the arrival of a new manager, if they can get their career in England back on track, that would definitely be ideal.

There is no doubt that there is a player in each of them, but whether they will be able to impress the 63-year-old in such a short span of time is something unclear. Whatever the case may be, by January, there is likely to be closure in the case.