Erik ten Hag has heaped the praise on Sergio Reguilon, who has made a positive start to life at Man United.
Manchester United’s transfer deadline day was hectic to say the least, though Erik ten Hag needed every single one of the four signings made on that day.
The squad was hit by injury, while players were sold in order to finance other incoming moves. The left-back scenario was the one that left me the most intrigued. Tyrell Malacia started the season out, while Luke Shaw played the first couple of games before going down himself.
United turned to Sergio Reguilon, who had been an outcast at Tottenham Hotspur after being a regular for the North London club once upon a time.
The Spaniard, known for his attacking qualities, has started life well in Manchester. Although he’s suffered back-to-back defeats, on a personal level, Reguilon has impressed – on both sides of the ball.
Now, in his most recent interview with the club, Ten Hag was full of praise for the 26-year-old who the manager is ‘very happy’ with, admitting he’s had little preparation time due to arriving so late on in the window.
Check out what Erik ten Hag had to say on Sergio Reguilon here:
“We’re very happy with him and it is not easy to [be] coming in[to] a team you don’t know,” Erik told MUTV’s Mark Sullivan at Carrington, per ManUtd.com. “And there was less preparation.
“Of course, he’s experienced. [A] very good base he has but then still to know our rules and we didn’t have the time to teach them, to coach them in training or in the preparation time in like a pre-season.
“But he had to go straight in and he did well.”
You can only be impressed with what Reguilon has offered. I had my doubts and at the time I wanted the club to sign Marc Cucurella instead.
However, the man from Spurs has looked super sharp. Yes, there’s been a few moments of worry due to his positional sense, but on the whole, it has been largely positive. You’d only expect his form to improve as he continues to get used to this new system, while also learning how his new teammates like to play the game.
It’s early days but I can imagine behind the scenes the club are already weighing up the potential option of bringing him in permanently, particularly if Malacia and Shaw’s injury issues persist over the course of this season.
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