Ralf Rangnick dealt Man Utd January transfer blow as Glazers make summer signing promise

Ralf Rangnick reflects on Wolves defeat

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Manchester United interim boss Ralf Rangnick will not be provided with funds to spend this month, according to reports. Rangnick saw his United side lose for the first time under his stewardship in a 1-0 defeat against Wolves on Monday. The Red Devils have been far from convincing since the German replaced the sacked Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Old Trafford.

United are now underdogs to finish in the Premier League top four this season.

They are currently seventh in the table, four points behind fourth-placed Arsenal.

The Gunners, Tottenham and West Ham are set to join United in a battle for the final Champions League qualification spot.

But despite serious risk to their hopes, Rangnick will have to settle for the squad he currently has.

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TalkSPORT claims it is very unlikely United will spend at all this month.

The club’s owners, the Glazers, will instead aim to have a successful summer window.

United will look to improve their midfield at the end of the season.

West Ham star Declan Rice has long been linked with a move to United but the Hammers would not sell the England star this month.

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United are also interested in Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves.

But talkSPORT’s report suggests that a deal this month is highly unlikely.

United spent big last summer, bringing in Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane.

Cristiano Ronaldo was also brought back to Old Trafford from Juventus.

Rangnick was asked about his plans for January earlier this week.

However, he said he is still assessing the ability of the players he currently has.

“[It’s] too early now,” Rangnick said. “The current squad is big enough, with a lot of competition in the squad.

“To speak about future players coming into the club doesn’t make sense at this stage when we have to find out which player is in which position, the best possible solution for every game.

“Right now for me, it doesn’t make sense to think about future players. My full focus is on the current squad and to find for each game the best possible formation and line-up.

“This is always about man management, having a good relationship with the players.

“But also be aware that you’re the one to take the decisions.”

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