Manchester United supporters agree with the club’s reported choice not to secure Sofyan Amrabat permanently.
According to European football journalist Dean Jones (via The United Stand), the Red Devils are opting against making Amrabat’s loan deal permanent, with the Moroccan midfielder poised to return to Serie A outfit Fiorentina by the season’s end.
Amrabat, 27, arrived at Manchester United on last summer’s transfer deadline day, joining on a season-long loan for a fee of £8.5 million with an option to buy for £21.5 million.
There was considerable anticipation surrounding the Morocco international’s arrival at Old Trafford, as Erik ten Hag’s midfield needed reinforcement, and the dynamic holding midfielder appeared to be a suitable addition.
However, Amrabat has faced challenges at United, featuring in 17 matches across various competitions. He has struggled to secure a regular starting position, with Ten Hag often favoring other options like Kobbie Mainoo, Scott McTominay, and Christian Eriksen.
Currently participating in the African Cup of Nations with Morocco, Amrabat’s absence is expected to extend until February 11 should his team advance to the final stage of the tournament.
Manchester United’s decision not to pursue Amrabat’s permanent signing has been positively received by fans.
One supporter even admitted to forgetting about the summer acquisition:
“I forgot he existed ngl.”
Another fan expressed satisfaction upon hearing the news:
“Good news for the day.”