Eintracht Frankfurt made a proposal to sign Manchester United defender Victor Lindelof on loan in January.
According to German publication Bild, the Bundesliga side made a late attempt to sign Lindelof on loan before the end of the January transfer window, but it was blocked by manager Erik ten Hag.
The Dutchman was not prepared to let the Sweden international leave, even though he has slipped back down the pecking order at Old Trafford this season.
It’s not a surprise considering United have only four senior centre-backs (five if you want to include Luke Shaw) and we are still competing in four competitions.
Ten Hag needs to ensure he has enough depth in the squad to get through the rest of the season.
The manager will want to finish the season strongly, hence why the club worked hard to sign Marcel Sabitzer for the remainder of the season, after hearing Christian Eriksen would be ruled out for at least three months.
While Lindelof is a good option to have as back-up, I don’t think many United fans would be comfortable with him getting a run in the team – even if it’s necessary due to injuries.
The same goes for Harry Maguire and it’s no wonder Ten Hag preferred Shaw for the Manchester derby last month.