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Ralf Rangnick has told Manchester United’s wantaways to deal with their future in a professional way amid uncertainty over a number of players’ roles.
Paul Pogba, Jesse Lingard, Edinson Cavani and Juan Mata are all out of contract in June, while Dean Henderson, Eric Bailly and Donny van de Beek are unhappy about their lack of game time this season.
Spanish side Sevilla have already had a loan offer for Anthony Martial rejected by United but he could still leave this month. United are expecting a summer exodus due to players running down their contracts.
“We have players with contracts expiring in the summer,” Rangnick said. “We have maybe also one or two players who want to leave and are under contract.
“It’s about the players dealing with that situation in a professional way. Everybody has the chance to show in training, to show up, and get the chance to play. If this is not the case, then, of course, the player, club and agents need to discuss the situation.
“As far as I can tell, so far the players have been dealing with that in a professional way. I cannot say anything else. If I realise that is not the case I will address that with the players direct.
“This (players wanting out) is not only an issue with a club like Manchester United. When you have a big squad – and we have a big squad – at least, in the last two games, we had most players available. We had an issue with three centre-backs missing out against Wolves, but in general we had most of the players available, apart from Paul Pogba.
“And if you have that many players, ten [outfield] players can play, three being substituted [in], then you have quite a number of players – in our case 12, 13 or 14 – who don’t even play or not are not even in the squad. Those players are unhappy about the situation, it’s obvious, it’s clear.
“In total, we have a big squad. I tend to explain to players every two or three weeks why they are not playing but obviously I cannot do that in every game and that is an issue in our team and other clubs.”
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