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Sofyan Amrabat explains alternative transfer interest and Manchester United future



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Sofyan Amrabat has explained that he was the subject of alternative interest this summer before his Manchester United signing.

Sofyan Amrabat made his first start for Manchester United as Erik ten Hag‘s men defeated Crystal Palace 3-0 in the third round of the Carabao Cup.

Amrabat joined the club on deadline day in the summer, signing for an initial £8.5m loan fee, with the club having the option to make his transfer permanent for a further £17 million.

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Speaking after the Palace tie, Amrabat explained that he had other clubs on his tail during the transfer window, but that he wanted Manchester United.

“After the last game of last season, the Conference League final with West Ham [for Fiorentina], the [transfer] window started for me, and a lot of clubs were talking [to me], but it was clear I wanted Manchester United,” Amrabat said.

“They were long, long months for me, very difficult. But in the end, it was nice on the last day [of the transfer window] that I signed.”

He was also asked about his potential future, with Amrabat still technically a Fiorentina player who is just on loan at Old Trafford.

“Of course, I would love to stay here, but I don’t look too far in the future,” he explained. “I hope we have a fantastic season, win something, and then we will see what will happen. The only thing I can do now is give everything that I have.

“When I make a step on the pitch, for me it’s normal that you give everything, that you fight for every metre and give your all for the team and fight for the badge. That’s the minimum.”

“I’m not 100 per cent fit yet,” he told MUTV after the game. “I didn’t have a perfect pre-season because of the transfer, but I’m working very hard to get there.

“The game [against Palace] was a good game for me, it was the next step — a dream for me. I will do everything to be 100 per cent as soon as possible.”