Morocco ease Man Utd fears over Sofyan Amrabat injury

Morocco head coach Walid Regragui has eased Manchester United’s fears over Sofyan Amrabat’s injury.

Amrabat will initially cost United £8.5 million (€10 million), with the option to extend the loan for an additional £21.4 million (€25 million).

Amrabat’s withdrawal from Morocco’s squad earlier this week, ahead of both their upcoming friendlies against Burkina Faso and Liberia for the Africa Cup of Nations, gave United cause for concern.

Regragui, however, has stated that Amrabat’s absence is merely a “precaution.” The midfielder may now be available for United’s Premier League match against Brighton on Saturday.

As a precaution, we allowed Sofyan Amrabat leave because he had just begun his new journey with Manchester United, according to Regragui.

Erik ten Hag commented on United’s choice to sign Amrabat, saying: “Throughout the season, you need that depth there. It was already one of my wishes to get another [number] six, a holding midfielder, in the group.

We only had Casemiro, who can play very well there, in that position. While we must make concessions to others, we also have one with Sofryan Amrabat.

He can also play a little bit higher on the pitch than Casemiro, which allows him to play alongside the Brazilian. So it’s great to have him, and he fits the Premier League and Champions League extremely well, in my opinion. I believe the demands are substantial.

He is quite active and skilled at duels. We are happy to have him join United, and I believe he will help us reach our ambitious goals.