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Rangnick wants to keep Henderson and Van de Beek at Man Utd

LONDON (AFP) – Ralf Rangnick wants to keep Dean Henderson and Donny van de Beek at Manchester United for the rest of the season even though they have both been frustrated by a lack of playing time.

Speculation is rife over potential arrivals and departures during the January transfer window at Old Trafford, where Rangnick is juggling a bloated, unbalanced squad.

Signings in January look unlikely, but some United players have been speaking to the club about potential temporary exits.

Henderson is among those seeking a loan. “I told him that I would like him to stay because he is a fantastic goalkeeper,” interim boss Rangnick said on Friday.

“In training, he had a couple of fantastic saves. I really like to have him on board as one of three top goalkeepers that we have.”

Henderson has only made two appearances this season and may feel his World Cup dreams are slipping away, having been forced to withdraw from the Euro 2020 squad through injury.

Van de Beek’s hopes of making the Netherlands squad for Qatar are also waning, given he has struggled for games since arriving from Ajax.

The 24-year-old has only made four Premier League starts since joining in 2020 and is desperate to get minutes under his belt.

“It’s the same situation as it is with Dean,” Rangnick said. “I’m glad to have him in the squad. He’s always performing on a high level in training. I had a conversation with him two weeks ago and I told him that I would advise him to stay.”

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