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Sofyan Amrabat Promises More Magic After Stellar Debut in United's Dominant Win

Dutch-born Morroco midfielder Sofyan Amrabat said that he is willing to give the Manchester United fans 'much more' after his successful debut at the Theatre of Dreams.

Sofyan Amrabat, the Dutch-born Moroccan midfielder, expressed his eagerness to contribute more to Manchester United after a successful debut at Old Trafford. In a highly-anticipated Carabao Cup match against Crystal Palace, United displayed dominance, securing a spot in the competition's fourth round.

The game began with an electrifying start as Erik ten Hag's United quickly established control. Alejandro Garnacho opened the scoring with a clinical finish from Diogo Dalot's precise cross, followed by a perfectly timed header from Brazilian midfielder Casemiro off Mason Mount's corner, doubling the lead.

Anthony Martial added the finishing touch with a stunning first-time strike, marking his first goal of the 2023-24 season. Throughout the match, Man United showcased controlled possession and tactical finesse, a departure from previous performances this season.

Sofyan Amrabat, deployed unconventionally as an inverted left-back, displayed versatility and a wide passing range, becoming a creative force on the left side. Meanwhile, Crystal Palace struggled to gain a foothold, and their goalkeeper, Dean Henderson, endured a tough debut, exiting after 19 minutes due to injury.

Despite a late surge from Palace, United's goalkeeper, Andre Onana, made exceptional saves, preserving their lead.

'Fantastic night'

Following the win United summer signing Sofyan Amrabat said, speaking to Sky Sports: "I think it was the perfect night. We played very well and most importantly won 3-0. I played for an hour so I think [it was] a perfect night.

Reflecting on his debut, he asserted: "Since I was a child, I worked for this. I worked very hard my whole career, my whole life for this. To play here is amazing. It's Tuesday and the stadium is full, it's fantastic."

He expressed his readiness to play wherever needed, highlighting his commitment to helping the Ten Hag's Red Devils succeed. and also acknowledged the need for more games to regain peak form and assured fans that the team would strive for more success.

"I told the manager I would play wherever he needs me, wherever the team need me, even if it's goalkeeper. I'll play where I can help the team. Today it was left-back but I had a bit of a free role and I played a lot in the midfield. It was nice.

"I like to touch the ball and have it always. I'm not a left-back that will play from the line. I tried to give the team an extra option. I'll play where the team needs me, I prefer to play in midfield but if it's left-back, it's left-back."

The 27-year-old added: "I'm not at my best at the moment because I've not had a perfect pre-season and a little injury. I've trained really hard the last two or three weeks to get to 100% but I need games. If you play games you get stronger and better.

"It's not been the most easy time but it's clear United is a huge club. The pressure is high but we want this. We want to win and we'll push very hard to win and give the fans much more."

As Man United move forward to the Carabao Cup's fourth round, the club's supporters have ample reason for optimism. With key players regaining their form and the team exhibiting tactical maturity, the horizon brims with promise. This victory not only secured their progression but also offered a tantalising glimpse of the latent potential residing within this squad.

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