Blades bring in De Laet on loan

25 September 2010 11:42
Sheffield United have signed Manchester United defender Ritchie De Laet on loan - with the Belgian set for his debut against Leeds on Saturday.

Blades boss Gary Speed had lined up a loan switch for De Laet to help bolster their defensive options.

The Belgian international is highly-rated at Old Trafford and he has made six first-team appearances since arriving from Stoke in January 2009.

De Laet will go straight into the Blades squad for Saturday's clash at Leeds and Speed believes he will prove a valuable addition to the squad.

"We need versatile cover in case of further disruption and Ritchie will go straight into our squad at Leeds on Saturday.

"I have seen him play loads of times, he's a good, solid player and I'm very pleased to get him here."

Source: Team_Talk