The club is already grappling with injury problems, with Luke Shaw, Tyrell Malacia, Mason Mount, Kobiee Mainoo, and Amad Diallo sidelined due to various issues. Additionally, new signing Rasmus Hojlund also joined the club with a back injury and had to wait several weeks before making his debut against Arsenal.
According to a report by The Athletic, Manchester United finds itself in a similar situation with Amrabat as it did with Hojlund. The club detected a back injury during the Moroccan’s medical test on deadline day, but despite this, they decided to proceed with the transfer as the injury didn’t appear to be severe.
There are suggestions that Amrabat has a history of back problems, as he played in last year’s Qatar World Cup despite the injury, even resorting to painkillers to participate in the round of 16 match against Spain. It’s possible that this injury has resurfaced, potentially delaying his debut for Manchester United.
Despite concerns about his injury, Manchester United managed to secure Amrabat’s signature on a loan deal with an option to make it permanent next summer. This has generated excitement among United fans about his arrival, but the injury news has raised genuine concerns.
Fortunately, club football is currently on hold due to international fixtures, providing Amrabat with some time to recover before Manchester United’s crucial fixture against Brighton and Hove Albion after the break.
However, the 27-year-old has been called up for Morocco’s upcoming fixtures in the AFCON qualifying rounds, raising questions about whether he will feature for his national team.
It’s somewhat puzzling that a back issue was detected in Amrabat’s case, given reports that he did not train with Fiorentina’s first team during the pre-season and did not play any games after returning from the summer break. This suggests that the injury may have been an ongoing concern, which is quite worrying.
Nevertheless, Manchester United fans will hope that Amrabat can recover from his injury and make his debut for the club on September 16th, when they play their first game after the international break.