Friday, September 8, 2023

New Manchester United signing Sofyan Amrabat pulls out of international duty with injury

Manchester United have been dealt another injury blow after Sofyan Amrabat was taken out of international duty with an injury.

Amrabat was selected in the Morocco squad for this month’s international break but the midfielder has had to be replaced as a result of injury just days after joining United.

Amrabat is set for a spell on the sidelinesGetty

The setback comes less than a week after his loan move to Man United was confirmedGetty

The injury hasn’t been specified although it’s been reported that he had a minor back injury when signing for the Red Devils.

It is yet another blow to Erik ten Hag, who brought in the 27-year-old on loan from Fiorentina on Deadline Day.

Amrabat joins Luke Shaw on the sidelines, as well as Mason Mount.

Morocco are playing Liberia and Burkina Faso over the international break but without Amrabat, the news being confirmed with head coach Walid Regragui already calling up Wydad Casablanca midfielder Yahya Jabranea as a replacement.

The former Club Brugge star was loaned to United from Fiorentina on Deadline Day after the player told the Italian outfit he was desperate to leave.

It has always been a dream of his to play in the Premier League for the Red Devils.

And another factor was Ten Hag, who gave Amrabat his debut while in charge of Utrecht.

Having sold Fred, the Dutch coach was keen on bolstering his midfield numbers.

Amrabat has made the switch from Fiorentina to UnitedGetty

While Mount was brought in from Chelsea, he was desperate for a more defensive-minded player to be brought in.

As well as Amrabat and Mount, Ten Hag has signed Andre Onana, Rasmus Hojlund and Jonny Evans this summer, as well as Sergio Reguilon on loan.

But it has been a tough start to the season with defeats to Arsenal and Tottenham already.

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