Manchester United midfielder Amrabat withdraws from international duty with injury

Sofyan Amrabat has withdrawn from the Morocco squad for their upcoming fixtures with Liberia and Burkina Faso after sustaining an injury.

The Manchester United midfielder has been replaced in the Atlas Lions squad by Yahya Gibran and will return to his club side to undergo treatment.


The injury and extent of the issue remains unconfirmed, though reports emerged last week that a minor back problem had been revealed during Amrabat’s medical at Old Trafford, with the 27-year-old having signed on loan from Fiorentina in the closing stages of transfer deadline day.

A statement on the Morocco FA’s website confirmed his withdrawal: “Walid Regragui [head coach of Morocco] invited Yahya Gibran, a player for the Wydad Sports Club, to join the national team as it prepares for the two matches it will play against Liberia in Agadir and Burkina Faso in Lens, France.

“The national team coach, Mr. Walid Regragui, summoned the player, Yahya Jeeran, to replace the injured Sofiane Amrabat.”

Manchester United return to Premier League action against Brighton on September 16 and it remains to be seen whether Amrabat will recover in time to make his debut against the Seagulls at Old Trafford.

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