Manchester United cut short Sergio Reguilon loan deal

The Spaniard will return to Tottenham Hotspur’s for the second half of the 2023/24 season.
Reguilon came on in the closing stages of the game against Nottingham Forest.
Reguilon came on in the closing stages of the game against Nottingham Forest. / Clive Brunskill/GettyImages

Sergio Reguilon will return to Tottenham Hotspurs after Manchester United cut short his loan deal, according to The Athletic.

The loan deal had a break clause in January, and United have opted to trigger this which means that the Spaniard will return to Postecoglu’s Spurs side.

Reguilon joined United in September due to long term injuries for Luke Shaw and Tyrell Malacia. With Shaw being back for some time now, and Malacia close to a return, the Red Devils felt like it was the correct time to call it quits. Another factor will have been that United are now only in 2 competitions for the rest of the season so the squad can be thinned out where possible.

The left-back made 12 appearances for United during a difficult time for the club, playing 653 minutes across 3 competitions. His last appearance was in the latest defeat to Nottingham Forest, where he came on for 1 minute.

As for Reguilon himself, it is not quite clear whether he will remain at Spurs or move on in January, with Borussia Dortmund reportedly interested in his services. At Spurs, he would be third choice left-back behind Udogie and Davies. As he has not played for Spurs this season, he will be able to make the move under regulations if he wanted to.

Red Devil Armada’s verdict:

For what it was worth, Reguilon’s loan deal can be deemed a successful emergency signing. Whilst he wasn’t fantastic, he was a decent option for a low fee as opposed for what signing Marc Cucurella would have been.

Both parties can now move on with no hard feelings, and Malacia will collect the extra minutes that Reguilon did as he aims to get back to full fitness over the course of the next few weeks.