Pundit says £65k-a-week United man hasn’t been commended enough for his contributions to FA Cup win


Manchester United players and their supporters are still basking in the glory of being crowned FA Cup champions last Saturday.

To make the victory even sweeter, the Red Devils beat arch-rivals Manchester City to get their hands on the trophy and were even given a guard of honour from Pep Guardiola’s men as they went up to collect their winners’ medals.

Numerous Reds have received widespread plaudits for their contributions throughout the tie, namely the likes of Kobbie Mainoo, Alejandro Garnacho, Bruno Fernandes and Raphael Varane, the latter of which was playing out his final game for the club before he departs next month.

Another member of the squad who’s believed to be gearing up for his United exit is Sofyan Amrabat, as his season-long loan spell expires in the coming days. Assuming the club opt against activating his buy clause of £21.4 million, which reports are alluding to, he will return to Fiorentina in the summer window.

The Moroccan was named in Erik ten Hag’s starting 11 on Saturday afternoon to make a rare appearance from the offset. He proceeded to put in a stellar shift in midfield and certainly did his bit to ensure United got over the line at Wembley.

Amrabat commended for his efforts

Speaking on The Monday Night Club with BBC, Chris Sutton cherry-picked the on-loan Red for deserved praise.

“They were very brave in possession,” the pundit said of United’s performance. “There was a game plan, and I felt that was the only way United could win.

“They had a really good structure. We have mentioned Mainoo but probably didn’t mention Amrabat enough [and] the protection he gave the back line. He [Ten Hag] went for athleticism with his line-up. It worked well.

“I loved the second goal – it showed great quality. One of the best goals I have seen in an FA Cup final, the blind pass from Bruno Fernandes was so good.”