Sofyan Amrabat thrilled to have made Manchester United debut
Speaking to Sky Sports (h/t BBC), Moroccan star Sofyan Amrabat is visibly glad to have made his debut for Manchester United after arriving at the club on loan earlier this summer.
The defensive midfielder was highly rated and came off a superb showing in the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The Red Devils have been scouting him for some time now and finally landed him on a season-long loan just before the summer transfer window slammed shut.
The 27-year-old arrived at Old Trafford injured and has had to wait for a while before making his first appearance in red. However, it came in a position that we have not seen him much in-left back.
In many ways, it was a surprising decision from Erik ten Hag given the availability of another loanee Sergio Reguilon, who impressed whenever given the opportunity this season.
Having made his debut, Amrabat is thrilled and believes it was a perfect night for both him and the club. Given our struggles of late, the win will infuse the squad with confidence going into more difficult clashes.
“I played for an hour so I think [it was] a perfect night.”
It was a moment that Amrabat has been working on all his life and now that the time is finally here, he impressed. The fact that he was ready to play an unfamiliar role for the team’s benefit speaks volumes of his mentality and ambition.
“Since I was a child, I worked for this. I worked very hard my whole career, my whole life for this. To play here is amazing.”
Manchester United need players who can fight for the badge and are ready to give it their all on the pitch. Amrabat meets those criteria and is a player who could go on to carve a niche for him at Old Trafford.
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For now, the 27-year-old is still recovering. Hopefully, we will get to see more of him in his natural role as he nears full fitness.