Ralf Rangnick ‘WILL’ not let Edinson Cavani leave Manchester United in January

Ralf Rangnick 'WILL' not let Edinson Cavani leave Manchester United in January

Manchester United interim manager Ralf Rangnick has confirmed that he ‘WILL’ not let Edinson Cavani leave the club this month.

Man United signed Cavani as a free agent last season and the Uruguay international has provided more than what many fans and pundits bargained for, thanks to his work rate and dedication to the game.

The arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo from Juventus last summer obviously limited Cavani’s playing time in the first few weeks into the season.

Under Rangnick, the former PSG forward is getting more playing time and has featured in United’s last three matches against Newcastle United, Norwich City, and started against Burnley last week.

There has been an offer from Barcelona for Cavani and while some reports are suggesting that both parties have held talks, Rangnick is not keen on letting ‘important’ Edinson Cavani leave the club this winter.

“I’ve had quite a few conversations in the last couple of weeks [with Edinson Cavani],” said Rangnick.

“He knows I will definitely not let him go [in January]. He is a highly important player for the rest of the season. For me, it’s clear that Edi has to stay.

Ralf Rangnick confirms that Edinson Cavani will not leave Manchester United in January
Ralf Rangnick confirms that Edinson Cavani will not leave Manchester United in January

“His professionalism, his work ethic is just amazing and I told him that I desperately want him to stay until the end of the season.

“He knows that. He also knows how highly I rate him and how highly I respect him.”

Edinson Cavani started against Burnley and he’s expected to be in the squad, at least, against Wolves on Monday night.

Anthony Martial last got included in the Manchester United squad was against Arsenal, where he made an unaffecting second-half display.

He’s set to be out of the squad on Monday night and Rangnick has explained his absences.

“It has nothing to do with injuries,” said the German boss. “He [Anthony Martial] made it very clear that he wants to leave and I can understand his wish to play more regularly somewhere else.”