Ralf Rangnick intends to keep Dean Henderson and Donny van de Beek at Manchester United beyond the January transfer window.
Henderson and Van de Beek informed Rangnick of their desire to leave on loan just before the window opened due to a lack of playing time.
Van de Beek, 24, has started just four times this season and Henderson, also 24, has only started twice.
the Manchester Evening News revealed that Rangnick had told Henderson he would not be allowed to leave on loan amid interest from Ajax. Van de Beek has been offered to Borussia Dortmund and Newcastle but is unlikely to leave, especially as fellow midfielder Paul Pogba is now sidelined until the end of February.
“Well I told him I would like him to stay because he is a fantastic goalkeeper. Yesterday in training he made two more fantastic saves. I really like having him around. edge as one of the top three goalkeepers we have.
“I can totally understand that he wants to play because he’s at an age where as a goalkeeper you should be playing regularly, but on the other hand he’s in three competitions so we need of the two and three goalies that we have at the moment.
“I told him I could understand his desire to get regular playing time as a number one elsewhere in the Premier League.
On Van de Beek, Rangnick said: “It’s the same situation as with Dean. I’m happy to have him in the team, he came on in the last 20 minutes against Villa in the cup game and well done.
“He is still performing at a high level in training. With him, I had a chat with him after training exactly two weeks ago about this and advised him to stay until the end. of the season.
“And then, of course, with the World Cup coming up in the winter, he wants to play the World Cup for his country. Louis van Gaal told him that to be a regular World Cup starter he had to play for his country. team.
“I can understand his wish and desire to play. On the other hand, we have a lot of competition in our team in exactly those positions.”