Oussama Idrissi offered to Manchester United

Manchester United were offered 27-year-old Moroccan winger Oussama Idrissi due to a potential shortage of wide attacking options.

According to 90min, Oussama Idrissi is the latest winger to be offered to Manchester United to ease their wide attacking problems. Erik ten Hag may have a potential shortage of wingers in the coming period, with the 27-year-old African winger alongside former Aston Villa star Anwar El Ghazi also offered to the Red Devils.

Manchester United have yet to consider their current situation a crisis. But things look dire from a PR perspective. It has not been a good start to the season on the pitch, with Erik ten Hag’s side receiving plenty of criticism for their abject performances.

The loss against Arsenal was a big blow to their season objectives, as it was their second loss in four Premier League games. Additionally, plenty of off-field distractions partially threaten to cause controversy ahead of an important period.

Jadon Sancho and ten Hag have had disagreements in the background. But it became public following the manager’s comments on the winger’s unavailability for Arsenal. Sancho responded on social media, refuting the Dutchman’s claim about his absence and conduct.

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Then, in the days following the Arsenal defeat, the Antony case took another turn as now, in total, three women have accused the Brazilian of assault. Manchester United released a statement suggesting they have mutually agreed to allow the winger some time off, which essentially means Antony will remain in Brazil to resolve his allegations.

All those factors leave Manchester United short of wingers and have a growing injury list. There are questions about when the Antony situation will resolve or whether ten Hag will reintegrate Sancho into his plans. Some reports on the latter issue stated the duo had a face-to-face meeting on Monday, which did not end well.

Hence, with the transfer window now shut, the media has pointed toward a few free agents to solve Manchester United’s crisis. Former Aston Villa star Anwar El Ghazi remains linked with Manchester United, and now 27-year-old Morrocan winger Oussama Idrissi was offered to the Red Devils.

Idrissi has had a disastrous few years as a Sevilla player despite signing for them in 2020 for €12 million. He has barely played for the Spanish side, making only 17 appearances in all competitions, but has had a series of loan moves in the time between.

Sevilla decided to release him, and the 27-year-old African winger remains part of the free-agent pool for now. According to those who have offered him to the club, he could become a short-gap option for Manchester United.

Manchester United may not have an interest in El Ghazi as per talkSPORT’s Alex Crook, and the same might apply to Idrissi as things stand. The Red Devils might find internal solutions for their troubles and push on someone like Facundo Pellistri to occupy a potential vacant role on the right side of the attack and provide depth.

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