Moroccan head coach Walid Regragui has provided an update over the injury status of Sofyan Amrabat.

After what was a long drawn out transfer saga, finally on deadline day, with mere hours to spare, Sofyan Amrabat joined Manchester United.

What seemed a easy deal to do, following Rasmus Hojlund‘s arrival, ended up being quite the opposite.

In the end United paid the price with a loan fee reportedly worth £10m and also an obligation to buy next summer, means they’ll end up paying more than they were initially quoted.

However after his arrival, rumours swirled that he in fact was injured, heads then began to spin, then he was sent home from international duty.

It seems less serious than first feared…

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Regragui gives Amrabat update

Fans of United were mortified to hear Amrabat was heading back to Old Trafford with an injury.

But it has now been explained by Morocco head coach Walid Regragui via AkramPRO on X that this was a precaution.

He said: “Sofyan Amrabat felt something, and we let him go as a precaution because he has just started his new adventure with Manchester United.”

We are hopeful that upon arrival back to Manchester, he is cleared to train and can feature against Brighton.

Blessing in disguise

Given Amrabat’s deadline day arrival he had no time at all on the training ground with United.

But now he has been afforded what could be a blessing in disguise, assuming the injury is not an issue.

His early return will afford him a few extra days in Carrington with his new teammates.

Most importantly he will get to adapt to Erik ten Hags requirements and learn his role in the set-up.

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