Manchester United clinched a move to sign midfielder Sofyan Amrabat on transfer deadline day.

Manchester United will soon welcome Sofyan Amrabat into the starting XI, once he is passed fully fit to join up with Erik ten Hag’s side.

Amrabat flew into Manchester at the weekend, and will have to be assessed whether he is ready to feature after the international break.

The Moroccan has not played at all for Fiorentina this season, training along in recent weeks.

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Amrabat to United talked up

Former Liverpool defender Steve Nicol rarely has anything positive to say about Manchester United on ESPN FC.

But in a segment for the channel on Amrabat, he only had positive comments about the transfer, lauding it as a superb deal.

Nicol said: “The best thing about this guy, it will free up Casemiro, to be Casemiro. He does like to get forward, he likes to do a bit of everything.

“He [Casemiro] really was world class when he was at his very best and he’s still not far off it.

“This guy will free him up, to be able to go and play and not have to worry about whats going on around him. Amrabat will cover everyone else and feed Casemiro to feed other players forward.

“That’s a fantastic deal for them. £30 million all in to get this guy.”

Formal unveiling expected

When Sofyan Amrabat’s transfer to Manchester United was announced at 10.30pm on Friday, it was done without all the formalities of a picture, shirt number and interview.

All of those will be due this week, and thankfully, Manchester United need something to lift the mood right now.

It’s just a shame we will have to wait a little now to see Amrabat in action.

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