Despite being in charge of what should have been five games for Manchester United, Ralf Rangnick has, so far, only overseen three.

The Covid-19 pandemic has once again forced games to be postponed in the Premier League, with both the Brentford and Brighton clashes delayed to a later date.

One thing appears certain, however, in Rangnick’s plans, and that’s Diogo Dalot being his first-choice right-back, starting him against both Crystal Palace and Norwich City.

This has been a problem for AS Roma, who had targeted the Portuguese player to help José Mourinho, seeing as the two know each other well from their time at Manchester United together.

There was hope when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was in charge, as Dalot was only seen as a cup player, with Aaron Wan-Bissaka the favourite, but that changed quickly after the Norwegian was dismissed and Michael Carrick took over as the interim.

It continues to this day, with the former Porto starlet expected to start if fit against Newcastle, and Corriere dello Sport report that Rangnick has taken a decision regarding his player.

It’s pointed out Dalot ‘has been relaunched’ by the German, ‘who doesn’t intend to free him these days’.

That means Roma will have to move onto other targets going forward, and Manchester United might finally get the best out of a player they spent £20m on.