“We are going to talk” – £21m exit-bound star hints he may stay at Manchester United after FA Cup heroics

Man Utd manager Erik ten Hag.

Sofyan Amrabat has endured a tricky season at Manchester United REUTERS/Carl Recine

Sofyan Amrabat addressed his Manchester United future following the Red Devils’ 2-1 win over Manchester City in the FA Cup final.

Manchester United stunned everyone at Wembley on Saturday, as they turned in a convincing win over Pep Guardiola’s men to lift the second major trophy of Erik ten Hag’s reign.

Heading into the big clash, not many expected United to beat City, but many stars in Red, including Bruno Fernandes and Kobbie Mainoo, had different plans. Amrabat was also among the players who delivered an astute performance to keep City at bay.

The solid performance from the Moroccan midfielder at Wembley has also raised new question marks on his future at Old Trafford.

Sofyan Amrabat to hold transfer talks with Manchester United

Sofyan Amrabat joined Manchester United from Fiorentina last summer in a loan deal. The Premier League giants also included a buy option clause believed to be in the region of £17 million, plus a further £4.2m in add-ons, to turn the move into a permanent transfer should they desire.

However, for a big chunk of the season, the 27-year-old struggled to find a regular place in Erik ten Hag’s starting lineup. Often times, it appeared that English football was too intense for the Fiorentina star.

As such, many expected United to not sign Amrabat permanently this summer. Earlier this year, it was reported United had decided against signing the defensive midfielder.

Read More: Roy Keane names Manchester United star who ‘proved’ him wrong after ‘outstanding’ FA Cup performance

In that regard, however, the combative midfielder has dropped an interesting transfer hint, suggesting the option to continue at the club is well and truly on the table.

“Do I already know what I’m going to do next year? No. We are going to talk,” he told Ziggo Sport (via MEN Sport). “Staying is certainly an option. Look, I think it has been a very difficult season. For Manchester United it needs to be much better, and also for me personally.”

The way Amrabat covered ground against City and used his physicality to retain possession highlighted his immense potential. For a fee in the region of £21 million, he could prove to be a smart defensive addition.

However, whether a handful of promising performances would prove enough to convince United to sign him permanently remains to be seen.