Manchester United spent the January transfer window looking for some of the players considered redundant at Old Trafford.
The two big names to say goodbye to United In the mid-season window, it was Anthony Martial and Donny van de Beek, with the former completing his loan move to Sevilla and the latter remaining in the Premier League having completed a temporary move to Everton.
Martial He has struggled to establish himself in the starting line-up this season and there is real hope within the United fan base that he can reignite his career in Spain.
If he impresses him between now and the end of the season, United will either be able to welcome back the talented striker who has regained his confidence or they will be able to command a higher wage than if they tried to sell him in January.
While Marshall’s United career has threatened to take off on a number of occasions since his move to Old Trafford in 2015, Van de Beek United’s career has just begun.
The Dutchman has had no effect since signing 18 months ago, and his lack of playing time has led to the growth of frustrated fans as much as the player himself.
A stint at Goodison Park could be just what Van de Beek needs to start his United career and finally show the Old Trafford kids what he can do when the opportunity presents itself.
With Martial and Van de Beek now no longer at the disposal of Ralf Rangnick, the door has been opened for some talented youngsters at United to make a name for themselves and one academy graduate could do just that.
Hannibal Mojbri is a star in the making. The 19-year-old was devastated after his Tunisian side were knocked out of the African Cup of Nations quarter-finals by Burkina Faso, but he will undoubtedly recover from the news he made. He could be part of Manchester United’s first team plans When he returns to club duty.
Mojbari was understood to be attracting interest from a number of championship clubs throughout January, although he could now be given the chance to show interim manager Rangnick what he can do.
Signed for €10m (£8.3m) in 2019 from AS Monaco, Mejbri is one of United’s brightest young stars and has already made waves on the international scene.
Serving as a No. 10 or as a winger on either wing, Mejbri’s ability and versatility could be key for United as they look to secure a place in the top four despite their side being seriously reduced in the January window.
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Rangnick has already shown his willingness to allow youngsters a chance to thrive, with Anthony Ilanga smoothly entering the first team and already opening his Premier League account for this season.
Everyone knows about United’s iconic players, but perhaps the highlight of the campaign so far has been the progress made by academy stars like Ilanga.
Majbri could be the next to win the Premier League.
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