When could Sofyan Amrabat make his Manchester United debut?

The Red Devils’ latest signing could be a big hit

New Manchester United signing Sofyan Amrabat is going to have to wait a couple of weeks for his Red Devils debut in all likelihood after a deal was finally agreed on Friday.

United confirmed the long-awaited deal for the Moroccan in the dying hours of transfer deadline day, with the 27-year-old arriving on an initial loan deal that could be made permanent next summer.

The deal consists of a season long loan, for which the Red Devils will shell out around £8m, plus an option to buy which has been set at a further £22m should he impress, while the Red Devils will also pay his entire salary during his time away from Florence.

Speaking on the move, Amrabat explained “It is a huge honour to become a Manchester United player. I’ve had to be patient for this moment but I’m someone who always listens to my heart and now I am representing the club of my dreams.”

As per Fabrizio Romano, Amrabat will arrive in Manchester on Saturday to do media duties after a successful medical in Italy on Friday. He is unlikely to feature against Arsenal on Sunday, having yet to appear for Fiorentina this season and having been training alone.

As a result, United fans will have to wait until after the upcoming international break to see their new signing in action, with the home tie against Brighton on September 16th the most likely place for the Moroccan to make his Manchester bow.

In better news though, United fans will likely get a first glimpse of new striker signing Rasmus Hojlund, who has recovered from a back injury and who Ten Hag has tipped to start against the Gunners.

‘Yes, so we had a good training week and tomorrow we have the final training,’ Ten Hag said.

‘He is doing well so he will be available. I think he is ready to start.’

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