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Rangnick is looking forward to Man Utd’s high-intensity clash against Brentford.

The Red Devils interim manager says he is expecting to face a high-intensity Brentford team.

Ralf Rangnick looking forward to high tempo game against Brentford [Super Sports Screen Shot]
Ralf Rangnick looking forward to high tempo game against Brentford [Super Sports Screen Shot]

Ralf Rangnick says he isn’t sure if he will freshen up his Manchester United starting XI when they play Brentford away on Tuesday night.

The Red Devils beat the Canaries over the weekend to maintain a 100% start to Rangnick’s era, thanks to a penalty kick by Cristiano Ronaldo at Carrow Road.

However, the German confirmed a few players have returned to training ahead of their trip to West London.

He told a news conference on Monday afternoon: "A few players are available again; Luke Shaw was in the squad, maybe Aaron Wan-Bissaka might be available for Tuesday, even Edinson [Cavani] might be an option. But it is too early."

A last-minute winner against Watford at the weekend saw the Bees secure a win after a poor run of four straight defeats.

Nonetheless, Rangnick expects a high-tempo clash against Brentford.

"I saw the Brentford game against Watford. They are another high-intensity team, maybe more physical than Norwich,” the Man Utd interim boss explained.

"We need to be aware and prepare for that different level of intensity, but we have to wait and see.

"It's about taking next steps. It's easier to take those steps if you are winning games. Now we have to try and raise the level we play against the ball up front."

Anthony Martial's agent, Philippe Lamboley, said on Friday that the 26-year-old wants a January transfer, and that he would 'speak to the club soon'.

Rangnick was questioned about the situation with the French forward and, the 63-year-old said: "I don’t communicate with agents via the media and press. The player hasn’t spoken with me or us about it.

"After the final training session before the Crystal Palace game, after having trained with team, he informed the doctor and the medical department that he would not be available because the pain in his knee is too big.

"We have to wait and see. Maybe he can train again tomorrow but I have to speak to the doctor first. To be honest, what his agent says via the media is not of that much interest to me.

When asked if he would seek to speak to Martial to get his side of the story after the forward’s agent revealed he is keen for pastures new, Rangnick replied: "No. Then I would react to what his agent has said and it should be the player. If he really has the wish to go to another club it should be the player who informs either the Board or myself. I have never spoken about a player via the media and via agents."

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