The Chelsea defender has not met the expectations that came with his prior form with Brighton even when Graham Potter was around. He is very surplus to requirements under new Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino as Ben Chilwell is the preferred left back.
You would think that Chelsea would be reluctant to leapt Cucurella leave on loan to a top four rival, however if he can re-discover some of his old form then that would hike his price up closer to the £60million tag that Chelsea paid for the Spaniard.
Given that the reported interest is just that of a loan, it would give the Red Devils a safety net in case Cucurella does not live up to the expectation. On the surface, he would be a player that brings a deal of experience with him and it would be up to Ten Hag to help him gain his confidence back to become a closer version of his former self – something that last year’s loan signing Marcel Sabitzer had said that United helped him do.