Manchester United have developed a problem regarding the position of Sofyan Amrabat. He’ll be unable to play in his usual CDM position due to the presence of Casemiro there. However, Erik Ten Hag may let to play Amrabat at left back in their Sunday’s clash vs Brentford.
Amrabat at left back:
“I told the manager, I will play where you need me, where the team needs me, even as goalkeeper,” said Amrabat to Sky Sports following his full debut.
“I will play anywhere I can to help the team. It was at left-back, but I had a free role and I also played a lot in midfield. Of course, I’m not a left-back, but I tried to give the team extra options. It was okay.” he further added.
Amrabat was desperate to impress the boss on his dream move at any cost. Hence, he spoke so graciously after that victory. Moreover, the declaration over which positions he would gladly play for Ten Hag shows gratitude about his character and commitment to his former FC Utrecht manager. His application and attitude will eventually boost the midfield.
However, before then, there is one final mini hurdle left for the Moroccan World Cup hero to overcome his position as an auxiliary defender. Moreover, all the senior left-backs Luke Shaw, Tyrell Malacia and Sergio Reguilon are still unavailable. So, United will have to be make shift the position of other players, once again, amid their continued injury setbacks. In this case Amrabat will be the one to undertake the sacrifice.
But United can make things simpler for him, and for themselves. They can reverse the position of Amrabat with Diogo Dalot to make sure the defensive midfielder can take more advantage of his stronger foot. However, Dalot has already shined well as a left-back and he has performed that role several times before the Amrabat experiment.
United would be more safe and sound structurally if they do this. Moreover, they’ll have to do something constructive to break the streak of their back to back home defeats at Old Trafford in the Premier League.
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