Manchester United have submitted a proposal to sign Chelsea defender Marc Cucurella amid an injury crisis.

Erik ten Hag has found himself with injuries piling up left right and centre over the last few weeks.

These include Luke Shaw, who joined an already injured Tyrell Malacia on the doctors table, leaving United with limited options in the position.

With Alvaro Fernandez clearly not trusted to be ready, and Diogo Dalot not being a natural, attentions quickly turned to finding a replacement.

This search has led Ten Hag to Chelsea and their out-of-favour left-back Marc Cucurella, who has been defined as ‘fantastic‘ by Frank Leboeuf.

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United submit proposal to sign Cucurella

According to David Ornstein at The Athletic, United have now submitted a proposal to sign Cucurella on loan from Chelsea.

The Stamford Bridge side have responded and talks are ongoing for the Spanish full-back over what would be an initial loan move.

The 25-year-old is viewed as an excellent fit for the system at Old Trafford and someone who could even be good enough to unseat Luke Shaw potentially.

With certain parameters around the loan now being discussed a deal seems likely to be agreed sooner or later.

Fabrizio Romano adds United’s loan offer is in excess of £2 million, however, Chelsea want more.

Should United sign him?

Cucurella would be probably the best option for United from those who have been linked in recent days.

It is a massive upgrade on some names mentioned such as Ryan Bertrand and a player who has genuine quality, even if he hasn’t shown it at Chelsea.

Cucurella is a left-back who was targeted by Pep Guardiola at Man City the same summer he joined Chelsea, so we know there is quality there.

He is also a player that Chelsea saw as good enough to spend upwards of £60million on so all we need to do is get him back to his best.

Technically brilliant, and capable of producing great crosses for a now fit Rasmus Hojlund, Cucurella could be a brilliant fit at Old Trafford, even if just temporarily.

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