Manchester United, keen on fortifying their midfield, had set their sights on a few targets in the recently concluded transfer window.
The first of which was English midfielder, Mason Mount who cost a whopping 64 million euros.
However, Erik ten Hag, had previously worked with Sofyan Amrabat at Utrecht in the Netherlands, and sought a reunion at Old Trafford.
In a decisive move on deadline day, Manchester United clinched a deal to bring Sofyan Amrabat to the club on loan, with an option to secure a permanent transfer. The loan arrangement was a strategic move to test the waters with Amrabat before committing to a long-term partnership.
However, as per The Daily Mail, Liverpool also expressed a keen interest in the midfielder as they eyed a potential replacement for key players like Jordan Henderson and Fabinho.
The Reds were reportedly in the race to sign Amrabat, nearing a deal before an unexpected issue disrupted the transfer. Subsequently, Liverpool redirected their attention towards Ryan Gravenberch.
The race for Amrabat ultimately favored Manchester United, who celebrated his successful debut as a substitute in a 1-0 victory against Burnley.