Sergio Reguilon pushing for Manchester United return against FC Copenhagen, confirms Erik ten Hag

The Red Devils host the Danish side on Tuesday.

Sergio Reguilon pushing for Manchester United return against FC Copenhagen, confirms Erik ten Hag
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Sergio Reguilon has been suffering with illness (Picture: Getty Images)

Sergio Reguilon could return for Manchester United against FC Copenhagen in the Champions League this week after recovering from illness, confirms Erik ten Hag.

Reguilon has not played for a month, suffering a hamstring problem in the Premier League win over Burnley in September.

The left-back returned to fitness last week but then began struggling with illness, so could not play in the win over Sheffield United on Saturday evening.

However, Ten Hag confirmed at a press conference on Monday that the Spaniard is back in training and is pushing to play against Copenhagen at Old Trafford on Tuesday night.

Asked if the Red Devils will see any players return against the Danes, the Dutchman said: ‘Yes, we hope. I said it also last Friday, Sergio, he got ill for Saturday but he was fit, he trained all week last week.

‘Yesterday he was, for a part, back in training, today he will train and we have to assess if he is ready and game fit if he can be involved in the squad. We have to wait for that. We have to see if he is fit enough to be part of the squad for tomorrow.’

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Erik ten Hag will be glad to have more options available in defence (Picture: Getty Images)

A return for Reguilon would be a boost for Ten Hag, who fielded a back four of Diogo Dalot, Jonny Evans, Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof at the weekend, as Raphael Varane, Lisandro Martinez, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Luke Shaw and Tyrell Malacia all remain out.

Casemiro is also sidelined, while Jadon Sancho remains unavailable after his public falling out with Ten Hag.

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