The Moroccan midfielder joined Altay Bayindir and Jonny Evans in signing for the Red Devils on the last day of the 2023 summer transfer window.
For many different reasons, Amrabat was the latest rookie to join the army, Man Utd took a lot of time to complete the procedure, especially when they wanted to thoroughly check this player’s physical condition.
After everything is done, Man Utd announced Amrabat will wear the number 4 shirt at Old Trafford. This shirt is empty because Phil Jones has left due to the expiration of his contract.
The former England defender kept the shirt for 12 years after he moved from Blackburn Rovers in the summer of 2011.
This number is usually associated with central defenders or midfielders at Man Utd. Owen Hargreaves is a prime example.
In four seasons, starting from the 2007/08 season, Hargreaves played an important role in helping the Red Devils win two Premier League titles and one Champions League. The former Bayern Munich player successfully converted the penalty in the victory over Chelsea in Moscow.
For Amrabat, this is also the shirt number that made his name with the Morocco team at the 2022 World Cup.
Xiao Lam | 19:13 September 5, 2023