Feyenoord’s Tyrell Malacia may have boosted their prospects of joining Manchester United this summer after an impressive showing against Roma in the Europa Conference League final last night.
The 22-year-old is one of the Eredivisie’s best-performing left-backs and earlier last month, it was reported that United manager Erik ten Hag has his sights on landing his signature.
The Dutchman could be available for just £20 million amid Feyenoord’s financial concerns. He could be a good acquisition for United, based on yesterday’s display against Roma.
The left-back produced a splendid all-round performance for Feyenoord in the slender 1-0 loss. He was solid defensively, winning four tackles and seven of his 10 duels attempted.
However, the main highlight was his offensive play. Despite making regular overlapping runs, Malacia was very efficient with his distribution, completing 41 of his 43 passes.
He was successful with four long balls while providing two key passes. Malacia was unlucky to not equalise for Feyenoord after his superb 25-yard strike was tipped onto the post by Rui Patricio.
Malacia was heavily involved in the final third during the back end of the game. There were situations where he found himself in the playmaker role, but still managed to track back to defend.
He will have left a big impression on United scouts if they were in attendance. It remains to be seen whether the Red Devils make a formal approach for him in the coming weeks.
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