In a week of bad news for Manchester United, more reports about an injury to Sofyan Amrabat are the last thing any fan wants to hear.

Sofyan Amrabat did travel to the Morocco training camp for their upcoming matches against Liberia and Burkina Faso.

The new Manchester United signing was pictured training with the rest of the squad in photographs taken by the Moroccan FA.

But he has now pulled out of the squad, and won’t feature in either of their games.

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Sofyan Amrabat update

A statement on the Moroccan Federation website read: “The national team coach, Mr. Walid Regragui, summoned the player, Yahya Jeeran, to replace the injured Sofiane Amrabat.”

However, if there is some good news, it is that the decision is just believed to be precautionary.

Accredited Moroccan journalist Under Anas reports, via “Nothing serious about Sofyan Amrabat’s injury.”

Medical highlighted issue

According to The Athletic, Manchester United detected a minor back injury during the medical for Amrabat.

It was not enough to dissuade United from going through with the deal, and the midfielder has only signed on loan, with just an option to buy.

The decision to release Amrabat could simply be with a good rest in mind, ahead of a potential Premier League debut next weekend.

Morocco have already clinched qualification for the AFCON in January, games Amrabat will miss, but it is not necessary for him to play this international break if he is not 100 per cent.