Amrabat's pride at being United's first Moroccan

Wednesday 06 September 2023 14:00

Sofyan Amrabat now wears red for both club and country, following his deadline-day move on loan to Manchester United.

Becoming the first-ever player from Morocco to represent United, Sofyan hopes to do his supporters in Manchester and North Africa proud.

In his exclusive signing interview with club media, the midfielder discusses his pride in achieving his "dream" and how fans back in Morocco will react to him making history before he's even stepped foot on a pitch for the Reds.

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"I'm very proud," he said. "I think already a lot of Moroccans have followed already United, but now [there will be] a lot of extra million fans from Morocco.

"And they are so, so proud.

"I hope that I can make the fans for United and also them very, very happy and proud."

The 27-year-old has watched the Premier League from afar over the years. His older brother, Nordin, playing in the division for Watford between 2016 and 2018.

But United stood out for him among the other clubs, and he now feels privileged to follow in the footsteps of so many greats.

"I think United had so many fantastic players and young midfielders," he said. "So, in general, I look more to the midfielders like Paul Scholes, Roy Keane, David Beckham.

"But there were so many big players. Gary Neville, Rio Ferdinand, Louis Saha, Wayne Rooney, [Cristiano] Ronaldo. I can go on for one hour to say names.

"Of course, [my brother and I] spoke about it. He told me that he thinks that I have to go to the Premier League, it is the strongest league in the world.

"So now I'm here, I can't wait."

Fans can now order 'Amrabat 4' shirts on United Direct.