Sergio Reguilon’s arrival at Manchester United from Tottenham Hotspur this summer may not have been the first choice for manager Erik ten Hag, who initially pursued Marc Cucurella from Chelsea. However, circumstances led United to secure the services of Reguilon instead, and it’s turning out to be a wise decision.
Since joining the club, the Spanish left-back has left a lasting impact, impressing both on and off the pitch. Reguilon’s contribution has been particularly notable during Luke Shaw’s ongoing absence due to injury, as he has started three consecutive games for the team.
In the recent match against Burnley, Reguilon once again displayed his prowess on the left-hand side of the pitch and seemed to be developing a promising partnership with Marcus Rashford.
Fabrizio Romano, on his YouTube channel, reported that Manchester United’s coaching staff is highly satisfied with Sergio Reguilon’s performance. They appreciate not only his footballing abilities but also his positive attitude, camaraderie with teammates, and alignment with Ten Hag’s tactical philosophy.
Reguilon’s journey from Tottenham to Old Trafford has seen him undergo a transformation, both in his playing style and his rapport with his new club. His Instagram posts following the victory against Burnley, where he congratulated his teammates, showcased his camaraderie and integration within the squad.
Despite initially being viewed as an unpopular signing, Reguilon has won over the hearts of the Old Trafford faithful with his determination and commitment. While it may be too early to speculate on a permanent move for the defender, early indications are undeniably positive.
It’s worth noting that, according to The Athletic, Manchester United does not possess a buy option in Reguilon’s loan deal, which means negotiations with Tottenham may be required should they wish to secure his services in the long term. Such negotiations are expected to be challenging but not insurmountable.