'Shield' Amrabat discusses his future after a sensational performance in the final

Sofyan Amrabat is being praised in the English media after his performance in the FA Cup final. In a way, the all-rounder symbolizes the entire Manchester United team: a more than positive end to a difficult season.

SoccerDino, Website Writer
Published: 11:27, 26 May 2024

"We were the underdog; Manchester City has shown how good they are for years. That's why this is a very big achievement," Amrabat told Ziggo Sport after the victory over their city rivals.

"A compliment to the coach. What he said came true exactly. We had to keep the field compact and the spaces small. That way, we could do something from the transition."

The English newspapers are showering the 27-year-old Amrabat with high ratings. The Manchester Evening News even gave him a 9. "An impenetrable shield," reads the accompanying text for the player who regularly played left-back this season due to a wave of injuries. The Guardian is almost as positive with an 8. "Was this his best match for Manchester United? He engaged in duels, held his position, and prevented City from finding space. Casemiro? He wasn't missed." Metro, which gave the Moroccan international a 7, reflected on the thoughts of United fans. "They will be wondering where this version of Amrabat has been all season."

Amrabat's performance has sparked widespread praise and renewed interest in his future with the club. His ability to adapt and excel in different positions has made him a valuable asset for Manchester United, especially during a season plagued by injuries. The Moroccan midfielder's resilience and hard work have earned him admiration from both fans and pundits alike.

The sporting future of the former FC Utrecht and Feyenoord player is still uncertain. United has him on loan from Fiorentina with an option to buy. "We are going to talk, staying is an option. It hasn't always been easy. But I stayed calm and always trained very hard. For the team, I also played in a different position. Patience is rewarded, as they say," Amrabat shared.

His versatility and commitment have not gone unnoticed, and discussions about his potential permanent stay at Manchester United are expected to intensify. The club's management will have to consider his contributions and the positive impact he has had on the team dynamics. Fans are hopeful that Amrabat's journey with Manchester United will continue, bringing more memorable performances in the future.

Updated: 11:27, 26 May 2024