Ritchie De Laet back at Manchester United after Norwich cancel loan spell

De Laet sent back to United after Norwich cancel loan spell

Ritchie De Laet has returned to Manchester United after Norwich cut short his loan spell at Carrow Road.

The Belgian defender joined City on a
season-long loan deal in the summer but he has made just six appearances in the Barclays Premier League and one in the
Carling Cup.

Injury-hit: Norwich City's Ritchie De Laet

Injury-hit: Norwich City's Ritchie De Laet

De Laet, who has featured at right-back and centre-back for Paul Lambert's side this season, last played in the 2-0 home defeat against Spurs on December 27, only to be forced off through injury in the second-half

City boss Paul Lambert commented: 'Ritchie has gone back to Manchester United. We thank Sir Alex Ferguson for loaning him to us and wish Ritchie well for the future and hope he goes on to have a successful career at Man Utd.'

De Laet joined United from Stoke in January 2009 and has had loan spells at Sheffield United, Preston North End, and Portsmouth.