Sergio Reguilon was struggling with illness before Manchester United’s win at Burnley
Manchester United ended their three-match losing streak with a 1-0 win over Burnley on Saturday night, thanks to a stunning Bruno Fernandes volley shortly before half-time. Part of United’s problems of late have been injuries, with a string of first team stars sidelined, notably in defence. Sergio Reguilon was one of the players to start the match, but was substituted after 79 minutes due to an apparent injury.
However, it has now been revealed by manager Erik ten Hag that Reguilon was actually struggling with illness before the match, but was determined to play and show his character and spirit for the team.
Reguilon was determined to play despite illness
Ten Hag told TNT Sports: “Reguilon was ill. That tells something about character and spirit they want to show. He was ill but wanted to play, wanted to support and contribute for the team.”
The Spaniard’s illness is a further blow for United, who are already without Luke Shaw and Tyrell Malacia due to injury. Ten Hag will be hoping Reguilon does not remain under the weather for long, with options at left-back extremely limited.
United face back-to-back games against Crystal Palace
United now face back-to-back games against Crystal Palace, firstly on Tuesday in the EFL Cup followed by Saturday in the Premier League, both at Old Trafford. Ten Hag will be hoping that Reguilon is fit and available for selection for both matches.
Manchester United’s injury crisis
Manchester United have been hit hard by injuries this season, with a number of key players missing from the starting line-up. The likes of Paul Pogba, Marcus Rashford, Mason Greenwood, Harry Maguire and Scott McTominay have all been sidelined at various points this season.
The Red Devils have had to rely on their squad depth to get them through this difficult period, with players like Jonny Evans, Victor Lindelof and Diogo Dalot stepping up in the absence of more established names.
The return of some of these players will be a huge boost for United, and could be the difference between a successful season and a disappointing one.
Sergio Reguilon showed great character and determination by playing through illness against Burnley on Saturday night. His illness is a further blow for United, who are already without Luke Shaw and Tyrell Malacia due to injury. The Red Devils now face back-to-back games against Crystal Palace, and Ten Hag will be hoping that Reguilon is fit and available for selection for both matches.