Erik ten Hag reveals reason why Manchester United ended Sergio Reguilon loan | Football

Sergio Reguilon left Manchester United at the start of January (MB Media/Getty)

Erik ten Hag has revealed that Manchester United ended Sergio Reguilon’s loan because the club’s medical staff believed Luke Shaw and Tyrell Malacia would return from injury in January.

Reguilon joined United on loan from Tottenham in the summer transfer window to provide cover at left-back but his stint at Old Trafford was cut short at the start of January.

Malacia is yet to appear for United this season due to a knee injury, while Shaw now faces an ‘extended period’ on the sidelines due to a hamstring issue.

That has left Ten Hag without a recognised left-back in his squad and the Dutchman has described the situation as ‘one of my biggest frustrations’ at United.

‘In December, I had the talks internally, with the medical and performance [staff],’ said Ten Hag.

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Tyrell Malacia is yet to appear for Manchester United this season (Getty)

‘They assured me they will both be fit in January and so you will have two left full-backs. Then you have a third one [Reguilon], so I would always have to disappoint one full-back.

‘We talk about one of my biggest frustrations, there. You can accept in a position that a player is not available, but when two players are not available over the course of the season, that is very frustrating, because that is also very difficult to catch up as a team.

‘We dealt with it in the best way, but of course it is a disadvantage.

‘In our left full back position, we’ve had two injuries almost over the whole course of the season. I think Liverpool is a good example.

‘Last year they had at the same and they couldn’t deal with it as well.’

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