Amrabat was one of 10 midfielders on Man United’s shopping list at the beginning of the summer and could complete a move to Old Trafford before the transfer window closes, after striking out at his current club by How to practice alone. This is the second time he has done so this year. Amrabat also went on strike in the January transfer window in an attempt to find a way to Barcelona, but that did not materialize.
There is an obvious concern about the player and his professionalism and the representatives, however possible, want to avoid injuries hindering any potential move. This 27-year-old player will expire at Fiorentina next year and wants to leave, so Man United will be more proactive in negotiations. They could buy Amrabat outright for a reasonable price, or even borrow him temporarily.
Regardless, it is clear that for many Red Devils fans, Amrabat is seen as the ideal option to strengthen the midfield at Old Trafford. In the past year, Ten Hag has not had a suitable replacement for Casemiro in the center of the midfield. Amrabat is definitely better suited for this role than Scott McTominay or Fred. In the long term, Casemiro will still take the starting spot whenever healthy, but Amrabat can compete fairly or play a backup role for the Brazilian player.
The signing of Amrabat is also another step for Erik ten Hag to have a squad that really fits the philosophy that this Dutch strategist is building. The Moroccan was not only born in the Netherlands and played for Eredivisie clubs Utrecht and Feyenoord, but also has a comfortable grip and impressive passing.
Last season, at Fiorentina, Amrabat ranked highest for midfield touches, progressive passes and entering the opposition third of the field than anyone else at the club and was second. on the number of pulls, the percentage of successful passes and dribbles. Amrabat’s ability to adapt to a harsh arena like the Premier League is a question mark, but looking at what he shows in the 2022 World Cup, Man United can feel somewhat reassured.
Another position that Ten Hag needs to strengthen in the long run will be the attack linebecause rookie Rasmus Hojlund is still young, while Marcus Rashford plays much better on the left wing, Antony Martial often has to be friends with the hospital bed.
Man United are also worried about the center of defense, when Raphael Varane is injured, while the future of Harry Maguire is a big question mark. If he stayed, he would not be able to make Red Devils fans feel secure when he lost all confidence.
Minh Tuan | 18:00 August 31, 2023