After Luke Shaw sustained a muscular injury last week, Manchester United signed Sergio Reguilon from Tottenham Hotspur.
Sergio Reguilon, a left defender from Tottenham Hotspur, has been acquired by Manchester United on a season-long loan.
The 26-year-old took part in his first training session with his new teammates on Friday morning and will be in the lineup when the team takes against Arsenal at the Emirates on Sunday.
After Luke Shaw had a muscle injury in training last week that will keep him out for two months, and Tyrell Malacia is still out after not having trained this summer, United had been searching the market for left-backs.
Marc Cucurella’s short-term contract with Chelsea was discussed on Tuesday, but United went to Reguilon when they were unable to reach an agreement with the Blues for Cucurella, who played for Chelsea in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday.
Reguilon, who is unpopular at Tottenham, acknowledged that the move was unexpected but is now ready to seize his chance at Old Trafford.
“In life, you have to be prepared for everything, and I could not pass up the opportunity to represent this great club with such an illustrious history,” he added.
“After speaking with the manager, I am aware of what he requires from me and am prepared to contribute to the team’s success.
“I am ready to fight for this team and prove my abilities to everyone. I know that I can contribute to Manchester United this season.”
John Murtough, director of football, continued, “Once it was evident that we needed to acquire another left-back, we evaluated a number of candidates and moved quickly to sign Sergio. He has every quality we need to help us accomplish our goals this season.
“He is prepared to join the squad and contribute right away because he has good experience in both the Premier League and European competitions.