Man Utd make Sergio Reguilon decision as shock Erik ten Hag successor tipped

All the latest news surrounding Manchester United as they aim to improve their fortunes in the new year.

This article contains affiliate links. We may earn a small commission on items purchased through this article, but that does not affect our editorial judgement.

Erik ten Hag and Sergio Reguilon.Erik ten Hag and Sergio Reguilon.
Erik ten Hag and Sergio Reguilon.

Manchester United entered 2024 in downbeat fashion after losing 2-1 at Nottingham Forest on Saturday. The defeat was their 14th of the season across all competitions, signalling their worst start to a season since 1930/1931.

The opening of the January transfer window should inject some optimism into supporters but club chiefs have already predicted a quiet month. Sir Jim Ratcliffe is awaiting confirmation of his investment into the club and in the meantime, we have rounded up some of the latest headlines from Old Trafford.

Reguilon decision

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

Sergio Reguilon will return to Tottenham Hotspur after United decided to terminate his loan spell. The left-back joined United on a season-long loan on deadline day as cover for Luke Shaw and Tyrell Malacia, who were both injured for the long-term. But he made just seven starts for Erik ten Hag's side, with Shaw returning from injury in October and right-back Diogo Dalot on his unnatural side.

United and Tottenham agreed to insert a January break clause into the deal and the former have now activated it. Malacia is expected to be fit in the coming weeks and elimination from European football has eased the fixture list for the second half of the campaign.

Ten Hag successor tipped

Chris Sutton believes Kieran McKenna could return to United in a managerial role as reward for his excellent work with Ipswich Town.

McKenna guided Ipswich to promotion from League One last season and could go again, with his side currently second in the Championship. The Tractor Boys are playing an incredible brand of football and enjoying great success on a shoestring budget.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

"I’m a Norwich fan, but there’s a begrudging admiration for the job he’s done," Sutton told the It’s All Kicking Off Podcast. "Promoted last season, they’ve been flying this season, but they may be lucky to hang onto him because bigger clubs may be looking and thinking they want a piece of him. He could be back there [at United] one day, he could be back there."

Comment Guidelines

National World encourages reader discussion on our stories. User feedback, insights and back-and-forth exchanges add a rich layer of context to reporting. Please review our Community Guidelines before commenting.