SOME Manchester United fans did a double take as they tuned in to watch Brighton’s European debut.
The Seagulls face AEK Athens in the first group game of the Europa Conference League this evening.
Although many of the opponents are little-known names, one player in particular caused a bit of confusion.
Former Watford star Nordin Amrabat was in the starting XI for the visitors at The Amex.
The 36-year-old is of course the older brother of United’s deadline signing Sofyan Amrabat.
And it took a split second for it to become clear after the teams were announced and the action began.
One tweeted: “Oh I didn’t know Amrabat was playing in Athens now.”
While another wrote: “Man United could be in for a shock if they find out Amrabat is fit.”
Sofyan is still waiting for his United debut having arrived at Old Trafford with a minor back injury.
Not only did he miss last night’s 4-3 defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League, he also watched Brighton beat United 3-1 last weekend.
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This led to another fan saying online: “Breaking: Manchester United player Sofyan Amrabat has requested an immediate transfer to AEK Athens just to play against Brighton and see what he could have done last week. “
Fans are now eagerly awaiting whether the 27-year-old Moroccan international will be available for the game against Burnley on Monday and finally make his Premier League debut.
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