Erik ten Hag reveals what role Sofyan Amrabat will play in the team

‘Tomorrow he is not available. But what we missed in our squad was behind Casemiro"

by Sead Dedovic
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Erik ten Hag reveals what role Sofyan Amrabat will play in the team
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Sofyan Amrabat arrived at Manchester United as a big reinforcment. The Moroccan was the subject of various speculations throughout the summer, and during the last days of the transfer deadline, Amrabat managed to reach an agreement with Manchester United.

Already today, Manchester United will play against Brighton, but without Amrabat, who has an injury problem. In yesterday's interview, Erik ten Hag talked about the role of Amrabat and how important he will be for the team.

It seems that Amrabat is exactly the type of player Manchester United has been missing. ‘Tomorrow he is not available. But what we missed in our squad was behind Casemiro, a typical holding midfielder,’ ten Hag said, as quoted by METRO!

‘So with him, we have that. You see the overload in games so we need that type.' Many are wondering if Amrabat will play as a defensive midfielder or if he will play another role. Erik ten Hag emphasized that there are chances that Amrabat will play next to Casemiro.

‘But also Amrabat can play alongside Casemiro because he is capable of playing in a higher position on the pitch and even he can play as a wing back or a full back.’

Rasmus Hojlund

Rasmus Hojlund also arrived this summer in Manchester United as an important player.

United has been looking for a striker like the Dane for a long time. At the press conference, Erik ten Hag emphasized how important a player he will be for the team. ‘We are all very pleased with what they will bring to the group.

We want to perform well in every competition and our squad feels stronger and better equipped to do that with our recent arrivals on board. We have already seen Rasmus Hojlund make his debut at Arsenal and in the 30 minutes he had on the field, I was happy with the positive impact he had on our game.

That is what I want to see from any player involved in the first team; whether they play for 100 minutes or come on for the last few seconds, they must always look to have the right effect on how the game is developing.

What we are hoping to achieve will require the whole squad over the course of the entire season, so every player needs to be totally ready to play their part, both totally and beyond.’

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