Eric Bailly is another player who can no longer get into the United team, despite the side’s struggles.
Captain Harry Maguire has failed to impress this term and Rangnick’s side have been tipped to bring in a world-class centre-back in the summer.
So Bailly could find himself with an even bigger battle on his hands to force his way into the team.
The 27-year-old still has plenty of years ahead of him at the top of the game. So United could persuade him to reignite his career in Germany to help sweeten their deal for Nkunku.