Push away Martial and Lingard, Man Utd has 2 excellent replacements available
26 Jan 2022 | 10:47 | Football
Not only Anthony Martial, but also Jesse Lingard can leave Man Utd on loan and coach Ralf Rangnick must not be too worried about this.
The January transfer window enters an exciting final week. A series of clubs are working extremely hard to recruit quality signings. At this crucial stage, Manchester United could be one of the beneficiaries.
Martial has left Man Utd and could soon be Lingard.
Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard are two names rumored to leave Old Trafford throughout the past month. Everything is coming to an end. Martial officially signed with Sevilla on loan until the end of the season.
Meanwhile, it is now only a matter of time before Lingard joins Newcastle United. Unlike Martial, a buy-out deal is on the verge of completion.
Ralf Rangnick admits that he has a slightly redundant squad and that the elimination of the two attacking options mentioned above does not affect or hinder Man Utd’s competition for the Champions League.
The truth is that Man Utd already has two replacements available for Lingard and Martial. Specifically, Anthony Elanga is a bright and growing young talent. Things are difficult for Elanga if coach Rangnick is determined to use Martial.
Elanga benefited when the two seniors left Old Trafford in turn.
The rift in the relationship between Martial and Rangnick created conditions for Elanga to occupy a main kick. Now Elanga will stay at the club for the rest of the season and is certainly in Rangnick’s plans.
Another available United replacement is Hannibal Mejbri. The player could be offered a first-team opportunity at the end of the CAN Cup campaign with Tunisia. Coach Rangnick and the coaching staff at Man Utd highly appreciate Hannibal.
The fixture schedule can determine how long either youngster will play between now and the end of the season. However, it is easy to see that coach Rangnick has never disappointed young players. At that time, the opportunity for Elanga and Hannibal to appear in the first team increased.
With so much talent in attack, Man Utd was even easier to arrange the squad when Lingard and Martial parted ways at Old Trafford. That is the time, other young talents of Man Utd can really come into the light.