• Manchester United's Andreas Pereira has made a shocking admission about his future
  • Pereira has been a key figure at his loaning club, Flamengo
  • Red Devil boss Ralf Rangnick has revealed his plans for the January transfer window

Manchester United interim manager Ralf Rangnick is expected to make certain changes in the club’s roster despite being appointed boss only until the end of the season.

Heading into the January transfer window, Manchester United is being linked to a couple of potential signings as usual. However, recent reports stated that Rangnick is more inclined to offload players than bring in additional talents.

The 63-year-old earlier admitted that the current Red Devils squad is “too large” and that he could “look to cash in” on loanee Andreas Pereira, according to Manchester Evening News. Before Rangnick can even make a decision, Pereira himself has already said that he wants to stay with Flamengo, his current loaning club, for good.

"My desire has always been to stay here at Flamengo, and now we are going to do everything,” Pereira told ESPN Brazil. “We are going to talk to President Landim and Marcos Braz to make this possible.”

"Of course, I have a feeling that I owe the fans a title,” he continued. “As I told them, you can count on me, I'll do my best so that next year we can come out with those titles there.”

As things stand, Pereira is still in contract with Manchester United until 2023. However, he has found a new lease on life with Flamengo, having regularly played for the Brazilian side this season. To date, the midfielder has already notched a total of five goals in 21 matches across all competitions.

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JULY 28: Andreas Pereira celebrates scoring Manchester United's second goal during the pre-season friendly match between Manchester United and Brentford at Old Trafford on July 28, 2021 in Manchester, England. Photo by Visionhaus/Getty Images

Prior to Pereira, an earlier report said that Rangnick has already identified Donny van de Beek and Dean Henderson as the Manchester United players who “could leave” the club this season.

As for his potential signings in January, Rangnick has yet to name names from his list. However, he pointed out that the player they are looking for should be “high quality” and have a “winning mentality.”

"My opinion on winter [January] transfers is clear: it needs to be a player who would improve the quality and help the team to get better," Rangnick revealed. "So it needs to be a high-quality player no matter which area of the pitch."

"He also needs to have the right mentality, not just the right quality," the manager added. "For this competitive league, we need the best possible mentality. He needs to be mature enough, he needs to have a winning mentality. For me, the mentality is more crucial in this league than any other in the world."