Ritchie de Laet

Ritchie de Laet
Ritchie de Laet
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Versatile Belgian defender who signed on an emergency loan for the rest of the season from Manchester United during the January 2011 transfer window.

Used at both right-back and left-back, de Laet has proven he is capable of playing anywhere across the defence and even in midfield if required.

Strong in the tackle but comfortable in possession, he is also useful going forward with solid distribution and can provide some inviting crosses for team-mates.

Position: Defender

Former clubs: Royal Antwerp, Stoke City, Wrexham (loan), Manchester United, Sheffield United (loan), Preston (loan).

Date of birth: 28/11/88

Height: 6ft 1in