‘Will Definitely Not Let Him Go’ – Rangnick ‘Desperately’ Wants Man United Star To Stay

Manchester United interim manager Ralf Rangnick before the match.

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Ralf Rangnick will not allow Edinson Cavani to leave Man United in January

The Uruguayan star has only featured in seven Premier League games this season due to fitness issues. Cristiano Ronaldo’s arrival has also limited his game time, leading to reports that he is looking to leave United in the January transfer window.

However, Cavani is still a fan favorite at Old Trafford, and is admired for his work ethic, professionalism, and the passion he displays on the pitch.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer convinced the former PSG man to extend his contract last summer, and now Rangnick is also keen to manage the veteran striker at least until the end of the season.

Ahead of United’s clash against Wolves, the interim boss was asked about Cavani’s future, to which he said: “We spoke about Edi [Cavani] and he knows that I will definitely not let him go [in January] – we will definitely need Edi.”

Rangnick “desperately” wants Cavani to continue, as the 34-year-old has always proven to be an important attacking threat for United when fit, and is “the only one who can play as a striker back to goal and face to goal.”

The 63-year-old further insisted that he would rather have another “Edi” at his disposal.

Interestingly, United have been linked with Argentine striker Julian Alavrez. Although any move is only likely in case of multiple high profile departures. The Red Devils have already rejected a loan offer for Anthony Martial from Sevilla.