Erik ten Hag singles out ill star and hints at new Man Utd prodigy after win

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Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has confirmed that Sergio Reguilon was taken ill during Saturday’s 1-0 win against Burnley. The Red Devils returned to winning ways at Turf Moor, but Reguilon’s second-half withdrawal sparked fears that Ten Hag’s injury woes had worsened.

Bruno Fernandes’ sensational strike on the brink of half-time ended a three-game losing streak and returned United to the win column after a dismal few weeks.

The provider of his goal, Jonny Evans, started as a result of the club’s unprecedented injury crisis that saw none of Ten Hag’s first-choice defence start against Burnley.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Harry Maguire, Lisandro Martinez, Luke Shaw and Tyrell Malacia are all absent, joining other key names on the sidelines.

Reguilon arrived on loan from Tottenham Hotspur on deadline day in response to Shaw and Malacia’s problems, so concerns spiked when Raphael Varane replaced him in the 79th minute.

But after full-time, Ten Hag confirmed that the Spaniard wasn’t injured but ill, and requested to play through it amid United’s availability dilemma.

He told TNT Sports: “Reguilon was ill – and that says a lot about the character and the spirit that this team wants to show. He wanted to play. He wanted to support and contribute to the team.”

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