Sergio Reguilon showcased a standout performance against Chelsea midweek, raising questions about Tyrell Malacia’s future at Manchester United.
Erik ten Hag witnessed his squad deliver what could be deemed the season’s most impressive performance against Chelsea on Wednesday.
Throughout the entire match, Manchester United outperformed their opponents and, truthfully, were unlucky not to secure a more significant scoreline, with Alejandro Garnacho creating several scoring opportunities in a stellar display.
Among the encouraging signs, the commendable efforts of both full-backs stood out as they contributed significantly in both defensive and offensive capacities.
Diogo Dalot manned the right for the full 90 minutes, while Sergio Reguilon took charge on the left, proving to be formidable threats and deserving credit for the positive outcome.
Carl Anka’s Praise for Sergio Reguilon
United journalist Carl Anka showered praise on the full-backs in the aftermath of the Chelsea victory on the Talk of the Devils podcast, emphasizing a key aspect he hopes Ten Hag replicates against Bournemouth.
“One thing that was good against Chelsea and I want Ten Hag to repeat against Bournemouth is when it’s the press, so keep the same front three as against Chelsea but also that the full-backs jumped up.
This is the big difference between good performances and great performances from United under Ten Hag.
“Do the full-backs join the press along with everyone else and there were two or three moments against Chelsea where we saw Dalot get up, and Shaw tried to get up in the first half but we looked a lot better when Reguilon came on.”
Anka’s extensive praise for Reguilon raised the possibility of Tyrell Malacia, the £13 million acquisition, facing heightened competition for his position.
“That was probably the best I’ve seen Reguilon in a Manchester United shirt, not saying his loan deal should be made permanent but if you’re Malacia, if you’re Alvaro Fernandez, I’m sure when you get back into Carrington, Ten Hag’s probably going to say ‘I need you to do this a lot more.'”
Sergio Reguilon’s Salary at Manchester United
Currently on loan at Manchester United, Reguilon receives a salary of £53,000 per week, totaling £2.76 million for his season-long loan, according to Capology.
If the decision is made to secure his permanent move at the season’s end, it is anticipated that a similar wage would be negotiated, representing a noteworthy investment in the current football landscape.
Reguilon has consistently delivered a solid performance for United, proving to be a reliable asset for Erik ten Hag, making his current salary a valuable expenditure.