“If it’s up to me I wouldn’t want him to leave” – Rangnick confirms he doesn’t want Manchester United player to leave

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Manchester United boss Ralf Rangnick has confirmed he rejected Dean Henderson’s request to leave the club this January.

Henderson is contracted to the Red Devils until 2025 and is prepared to leave the club on a permanent basis in search of regular football.

“A couple of weeks ago he asked me [if he could leave] but I told him I’d rather have him stay until the end of the season,” Rangnick told talkSPORT.

“We are very happy with our goalkeepers but if it’s up to me I wouldn’t want him to leave.”

After losing the no.1 spot to Henderson last season, David de Gea has reclaimed the position this season. He has started every Premier League game for Manchester United this season, as well as five of our six Champions League group stage games.

Meanwhile, Belgium manager Roberto Martinez has pointed out he understands Dean Henderson’s frustration at Manchester United and has urged the goalkeeper to decide what he wants.

“It’s very difficult when you taste first-team football and play week-in, week-out and then become a No.2,’ he said.

“When you see De Gea reach this level, it can be very frustrating. I think it’s a very personal decision.

“There’s no right or wrong. Being a No.2 can give you fantastic moments, winning titles, preparing you for the future.

“But it depends on what you’re prepared to do. Dean needs to make a decision on what he wants to do and master it.”