Tyrell Malacia stated that he will take compliments from club luminaries like as Gary Neville to help his progress, but he will not get carried away.
Malacia, 23, joined United from Feyenoord this summer for €15 million (£12.9 million), with a potential €2 million in additional add-ons, and signed a four-year contract with the option of a further year.
The left-back was Erik ten Hag’s first signing of the summer window, however, he only appeared in the first two Premier League games. Luke Shaw started against both Brighton and Brentford, and United lost both games.
Ten Hag benched Shaw and started Malacia against Liverpool, and he’s been first-choice at left-back ever since. Malacia has been instrumental in United’s rise up the table, with the Reds conceding only two league goals since the Brentford catastrophe.
The left-back is now on international duty for the Netherlands, and he was asked about the season so far. Malacia sees Liverpool as a watershed moment in the season, and he admits he is looking forward to starting every week.
“Yes, definitely lovely [Premier League] if you happen to be here. Especially now that I have the opportunity to play every week, “Malacia stated to ESPN. “[Liverpool turning point] I believe so. Of course, we didn’t get off to a good start in the first two games. The following training week, you see that you are in the starting eleven and will play against Liverpool. What else do you require? The intensity has increased slightly. Every week is a test. That is a significant difference, but I am only concerned with my own game.”
Neville hailed Malacia earlier this month for his “personality, fight, and spirit” after coming on as a second-half replacement in United’s loss to Brentford a few weeks ago.
“Those are beautiful remarks, and I will absolutely integrate them into my development,” Malacia responded, “but we have to watch my performance from game to game.”