Man Utd’s plan for Anthony Elanga as Ralf Rangnick happy for four players to leave

Rangnick has taken a liking to Elanga


But unlike the Sweden youth international, Donny van de Beek, Jesse Lingard and Amad could all leave before next Monday's 11pm deadline, as Rangnick is happy to sanction exits – so long as the Red Devils' terms are agreed to.

Teenage winger Amad, who has been Elanga's primary rival in the senior squad, is set to join Scottish champions Rangers on loan until the end of the term, while Lingard is pushing for a move to Premier League strugglers Newcastle.

Van de Beek is a target for a host of clubs across the continent and is currently in talks with Crystal Palace over a temporary switch.

Like Martial's loan to Sevilla, which was finalised on Tuesday, United want the midfielder's full salary to be covered and receive a loan fee.

Due to his side competing in three competitions, Rangnick – who could be in line to stay on as manager beyond the end of the campaign – wants as many options as possible at his disposal, although must keep a happy camp.

Therefore, departures may be the best option for all parties, with the 63-year-old letting slip to a fan that Lingard will "leave in the summer on a free" when his contract expires, following the 1-0 win against West Ham on Sunday.

Asked about the England international during his pre-match press conference, Rangnick said: "With regard to Jesse, it's the same as with quite a few other players.

Lingard wants to leave Man Utd
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"He's a really good player, I see that in every training session. For me it's normal that other clubs like, for example, Newcastle show interest in him."

The former RB Leipzig boss added: "It's quite legitimate to speak about other options, but I wouldn't be unhappy if he stayed until the rest of season.

"I know he is a player who can always play, even if we need to play him from the start. I know what kind of level I will get from him. That's how I would describe the situation."