Among the summer signings whose contributions have gone perhaps under the radar so far is Yunus Musah, who was thrust into a starting spot due to the various injury problems.
MilanNews speak about the ‘multifaceted midfielder’ Musah, who has shown a lot of personality in fitting fully into Milan as a club and into Stefano Pioli’s tactical plans. He was mainly used as an alternative to Ruben Loftus-Cheek at first, but his injury saw him climb to be a starter.
The American has almost always performed well showcasing a lot of strength, a lot of desire and also a certain tactical discipline in playing the role of mezzala. He has demonstrated a good ability to make runs not so much in the area, but on the outside to leave room for Christian Pulisic’s darts infield.
Musah also has good technique and some speed when he gets going which gives him characteristics that are almost like that of a winger, allowing him to beat his man and resist pressure.
Clearly at 20 years old he still has plenty of room for growth, but the €20m spent on him has been a good investment so far. Such is his versatility that Pioli could consider playing him on the right against Udinese, allowing for an extra attacker alongside Giroud (Okafor or Jovic) given Pulisic and Chukwueze are injured.