Manchester United’s New Signing Withdraws from International Duty Due to Injury

By Xorkpe Sosu 2 Min Read

Manchester United has suffered another setback in the injury department, as Sofyan Amrabat has been forced to withdraw from international duty due to an injury.

Amrabat had been named in the Moroccan squad for this month’s international break, but the midfielder had to be replaced shortly after his arrival at United, owing to an unspecified injury. Reports suggest that he may have sustained a minor back injury upon joining the Red Devils.

This development is another setback for Erik ten Hag, who secured the 27-year-old on loan from Fiorentina on Deadline Day. Amrabat now joins Luke Shaw and Mason Mount on the injury list.

Manchester United's Injury Woes Deepen as Sofyan Amrabat Suffers Setback on International Duty

During the international break, Morocco is scheduled to face Liberia and Burkina Faso. However, Amrabat’s absence has been confirmed, prompting head coach Walid Regragui to call up Yahya Jabranea, a midfielder from Wydad Casablanca, as a replacement.

The former Club Brugge standout secured a loan move to Manchester United from Fiorentina on Deadline Day, following his earnest request to leave the Italian club.

Playing for the Red Devils in the Premier League had always been a lifelong aspiration for him. Additionally, his prior experience with Ten Hag, who had given him his debut during his tenure at Utrecht, played a significant role in his decision.

Ten Hag, having offloaded Fred, was determined to strengthen his midfield options. While Mason Mount was acquired from Chelsea, there was a distinct need for a defensively-oriented player to enhance the team’s balance.

During the summer transfer window, alongside Amrabat and Mount, Ten Hag also secured the signings of Andre Onana, Rasmus Hojlund, and Jonny Evans, as well as the loan of Sergio Reguilon.

Nonetheless, the start of the season has proven to be challenging, with defeats to both Arsenal and Tottenham already on the record.


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