Manchester United are having difficulty keeping their players fit as the season progresses.
Morocco’s international Sofyan Amrabat is the latest player to be reported injured. He was forced to leave the North African squad. According to Moroccan news site Al Ayam, the midfielder missed Tuesday’s 3-0 triumph against Liberia due to an unexplained ailment.
Amrabat was left out of Morocco’s friendly against Ivory Coast on Saturday and did not recuperate in time for Morocco’s last Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Liberia.
The head coach of Morocco, Walid Regragui said in a statement over the weekend.
“We will not hide behind absences, because we knew about Amrabat’s absence before the start of the camp. Amrabat can get injured at some point. We must find a solution and alternative, and we have players capable of filling the void that Sofyan will leave.”
Amrabat joined United on a season-long loan from Fiorentina on deadline day, with the Red Devils paying the Italian club an £8 million loan fee with the option to make the transfer permanent next summer for £21 million.
Long-term absentees Luke Shaw, Tyrell Malacia, Amad Diallo, Lisandro Martinez, and Aaron Wan-Bissaka remain absent for Erik Ten Hag.