Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag has revealed that he may choose to play Sofyan Amrabat on both facet of defence versus alongside Casemiro this season. The Pink Devils left it late within the switch window to get a deal over the road to signal Amrabat on a season-long mortgage.
Ten Hag was determined for extra cowl in midfield after letting Fred depart in the summertime whereas Scott McTominay has additionally fallen out of favour. Summer season signing Mason Mount was initially used alongside Casemiro in midfield with Bruno Fernandes the furthest ahead of the three.
However a extra defence-minded participant was wished with Amrabat now anticipated to fill that position. Ten Hag must wait to have Amrabat accessible because the Morocco worldwide picked up an harm in the course of the worldwide break.
When Amrabat does return, he’ll be anticipated to struggle for a spot alongside Casemiro in midfield. Nonetheless, Ten Hag has hinted that Amrabat might be used as a left or proper again at occasions this marketing campaign.
Confirming Amrabat’s absence from United’s squad to tackle Brighton, Ten Hag defined the midfielder’s versatility. He mentioned: “What we missed in our squad was behind Casemiro, one other one, typical holding midfielder. So with him, we have now one.
“You see the overload on video games, so we’d like a kind. But in addition Amrabat can play alongside Casemiro, as a result of he’s additionally succesful to play in a better place on the pitch, additionally he can play as a wing-back or full-back.” The Moroccan sometimes crammed in as a full-back throughout his time within the Eredivisie.