Sofyan Amrabat announces arrival in Manchester after completing Man Utd transfer

Amrabat was the biggest and last signing on a hectic transfer deadline day after he joined United on an initial loan from Fiorentina for the season following the previous arrivals of Sergio Reguilon, Altay Bayindir and Jonny Evans. United have paid a 10m loan fee and have the option to buy the midfielder permanently for 20m.

Erik ten Hag has been keen to add an additional defensive midfielder to his squad all summer and Amrabat has been at the top of his wish list. The pair worked together during the manager&aposs time at Utrecht.

Amrabat wasn&apost signed in time to be registered for Sunday&aposs crucial trip to Arsenal so the 27-year-old will have to wait until after the international break to make his debut.

However, he did report to Carrington for the first time on Saturday after landing in Manchester. Amrabat posted a photograph of himself and a friend on a private jet with the location set as Manchester.

Amrabat&aposs friend gave a clearer timeline of events on his Instagram story as it showed the pair arriving at an airfield in Italy before posting at Carrington at around 3pm.

Amrabat won&apost be staying for long as he will be back in the sky to return to his native Morroco after being selected in the national squad. He will face Liberia on September 9 in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier and Burkina Faso in a friendly three days later.

Amrabat also took to Instagram on Friday to say goodbye to Fiorentina. He wrote: “After three years at this beautiful club, it&aposs time to take on a new challenge.