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Manchester United cut short Sergio Reguilon loan despite Luke Shaw and Tyrell Malacia injuries

Introduction
Manchester United have decided to send Sergio Reguilon back to Tottenham after cutting his loan deal short. The 27-year-old left-back made 12 appearances for United and started seven games during his time at Old Trafford. Despite making a positive impression, United have opted to activate a break clause in his contract and let him return to Tottenham.

Sudden Termination of Loan Deal

The decision to terminate Reguilon’s loan deal at Manchester United comes as a surprise, especially considering the injury crisis that originally led to his arrival at the club. With both senior left-backs, Luke Shaw and Tyrell Malacia, out of action, it was thought that Reguilon’s presence would provide valuable cover. However, with Shaw’s injury short-term and Malacia nearing a return, it seems United are confident in their remaining options.

Ineligibility and Fixture Schedule

Another factor in the decision to send Reguilon back to Tottenham is his ineligibility to play against his parent club. With United set to face Tottenham in their next Premier League match, it would have left Reguilon unable to participate. Additionally, United’s exit from European competitions and the Carabao Cup means they have fewer fixtures in the second half of the season, reducing the need for additional squad depth.

Impact on Squad and Potential Opportunities

Reguilon’s return to Tottenham may give him a chance to compete for a place at left-back, especially with injuries affecting the squad. With several left-backs sidelined, there could be an opportunity for Reguilon to make an impact and secure regular playing time, potentially benefiting both Tottenham and the player himself.