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Sofyan Amrabat was delighted to register his first start for Man Utd on Tuesday (Picture: Sky)

Sofyan Amrabat has revealed his stance on playing as a left-back after making his first start for Manchester United in the win over Crystal Palace.

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Amrabat arrived at Old Trafford this summer on loan from Fiorentina after a move to Liverpool collapsed.

The 27-year-old midfielder made his debut after coming off the bench in the 1-0 win over Burnley on Saturday and Erik ten Hag decided to hand the Morocco star his full debut on Tuesday as United beat Crystal Palace 3-0 in the Carabao Cup.

Eyebrows were raised when Amrabat appeared to be deployed as a left-back, but it soon became clear that he was given a free role and often drifted into midfield.

‘I told the manager, I will play where you need me, where the team needs me, even as a goalkeeper!’ Amrabat told Sky Sports about playing at left-back.

‘I will play anywhere where I can help the team. Today it was left-back but I had a free role and I played a lot in the midfield. It was nice, it was good.

‘I like to have the ball always. Of course I’m not a [natural] left-back but I try to give the team extra options. Today it was okay.

‘Of course I am a midfielder and I prefer to play in midfield. But I will play wherever I am needed.’

Speaking more generally about his first start for United, Amrabat added: ‘I think it was a perfect night and we played very well.

‘Since I was a child I worked for this. It’s amazing to play here, the stadium is full on a Tuesday, it is fantastic.’

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