The Moroccan international, who joined Man United on loan from Fiorentina on the last day of the transfer window, may now be sidelined due to injury.
Sofyan Amrabat, a recent addition to Manchester United, was forced to withdraw from the Morocco team due to an injury.
Erik ten Hag wanted to expand his alternatives in the middle of the field, thus with less than 30 minutes left in the transfer window, Amrabat signed with the Reds. Prior to switching to Amrabat, United had considered Ryan Gravenberch, who is currently with Liverpool.
This week, as part of his media duties and to pose for photos with his new boss, the 27-year-old was seen for the first time at Carrington. But before they can see him in action, United fans could have to wait.
Yahya Gibran has taken Amrabat’s spot in the Moroccan national team for the two international games against Liberia and Burkina Faso, according to a statement on the Moroccan FA’s website. Walid Regragui, Morocco’s head coach, invited Yahya Gibran, a member of the Wydad Sports Club, to train with the national team in advance of its two upcoming matches against Liberia in Agadir and Burkina Faso in Lens, France.
Yahya Jeeran was called to the national team by head coach Walid Regragui to take the place of injured Sofiane Amrabat. The defensive midfielder’s test was said to have shown a “minor back injury,” according to reports from earlier this week, but United has not yet confirmed this.
How long Amrabat will be out injured is still uncertain. It would be another setback for the Reds, who are presently dealing with an injury crisis, if it were for a few weeks.
In the middle of the field, Kobbie Mainoo and Mason Mount are both injured, and Ten Hag is concerned about Lisandro Martinez’s health after he was substituted against Arsenal. Additionally sidelined with injury are Raphael Varane, Tyrell Malacia, and Luke Shaw.