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Tyrell Malacia: All you need to know about Man United’s new number 12

Tyrell Malacia is quickly becoming a Manchester United fan-favourite.

The young full-back joined the Red Devils during the 2022-23 summer transfer window and was signed from Feyenoord in a deal worth just £13.5m.

Given his huge potential and the fact fans can definitely expect to see a lot more of him, here is all you need to know about the Red Devils’ new number 12.


Who is Tyrell Malacia?

Malacia was born on 17 August 1999, at the time of writing, he is 23 years old.

Represented by popular Holland-based agency HCM Sports, Malacia has so far enjoyed a very impressive professional career.

Starting out with Feyenoord’s youth academy back in 2008, it didn’t take Malacia very long to force his way through the club’s youth ranks. Promoted to Feyenoord’s first team during the summer of 2017, Malacia made his senior competitive debut in December of the same year.

After featuring in 136 senior matches for Feyenoord, across all competitions, Malacia scored four goals and provided a further 10 assists.

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Opting to leave the Dutch side in search of a new challenge at the end of the 2021-22 season, although also wanted by French side Lyon, the young defender picked Manchester United.

Malacia, who was brought on as a sub, made his Manchester United debut on the opening weekend of the 2022-23 Premier League season against Brighton and Hove Albion.

Tyrell Malacia in action for Manchester United.
Tyrell Malacia in action for Manchester United.

Internationally, Malacia, who was born in Rotterdam, represents the Netherlands. He made his senior international debut against Montenegro in September 2021.


Tyrell Malacia Position

Malacia’s main position is to play at left-back.

However, despite being a traditional full-back, the Manchester United number 12 is just as good offensively as he is defensively.


Tyrell Malacia Fifa 22 Stats

Malacia is rated 79 on the popular video game Fifa 22, however, with the right training and playing time, gamers can see him reach a maximum potential of 85.

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