Marcel Sabitzer joined the Reds as a replacement of the Denmark Internation Christian Eriksen.
Manchester United has signed Marcel Sabitzer on loan from Bayern Munich. The Reds signed the forward until the end of the season in a late Deadline Day move.
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Christian Eriksen’s ankle injury has ruled him out until at least April, while Donny van de Beek is out for the rest of the season and Scott McTominay is out for a few weeks.
The club approached several midfielders, including free agent Isco. Also they went for Atletico Madrid’s Saul Ninguez and Yannick Carrasco, and Lyon’s Houssem Aouar, but Sabitzer was preferred.
Chelsea also inquired about a deal for Sabitzer, but instead went after Benfica’s Enzo Fernandez.
Sabitzer joined Bayern from RB Leipzig in the summer of 2021, but has only started seven Bundesliga games this season.
The 28-year-old is primarily a central midfielder, but he has also played as a defensive midfielder, attacking midfielder, second striker, and winger throughout his career.
Man United’s loan signing on deadline day Sabitzer stated,
“There are times in life when you must make quick and critical decisions. The moment I heard about this opportunity, I knew it was perfect for me.
“I am a competitive player; I want to win and help the club achieve its aims this season.
“I feel that I am at my peak as a player, and that I can contribute a lot of experience and energy to the squad.
“I’m excited to start with my new teammates and manager, as well as to demonstrate my abilities to Manchester United fans.”