Sofyan Amrabat will have to wait to make his Manchester United debut after being forced to pull out of the Morocco squad.
Amrabat joined United during the final minutes of deadline day, signing on loan with the club having the option to make the deal permanent for around £21million.
However, soon after his arrival, rumours started to swirl over a possible injury and United were said to have detected a back issue during the midfielder’s medical.
The move was still completed but Amrabat has now been confirmed to be injured after dropping out of international duty.
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The 27-year-old was selected to be part of the Morocco squad for this month’s international break but he had to pull out.
This confirmed reports that the new United midfielder had already picked up an injury only days after joining.
And Morocco manager Walid Regragui has now spoken out about Amrabat’s issue.
Regragui said: “Sofyan felt something.
“We let him go as a precaution because he has just started his new adventure with Manchester United.”
So the injury may not be serious with Amrabat only pulling out as a ‘precaution’ and he will likely be back at Carrington focusing on his recovery.
However, the specifics of the midfielder’s injury are unknown, leaving fans in the dark about how long he may be out for.
United are experiencing an injury crisis at the moment with Luke Shaw, Raphael Varane, Mason Mount and Lisandro Martinez all carrying knocks.
And they could now be joined on the sidelines by new man Amrabat if it is confirmed that his issue is one that will keep him out of action for a while.
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