Deadline day transfer: Man United sign Marcel Sabitzer from Bayern Munich


Manchester United have announced the loan transfer of Marcel Sabitzer from Bayern Munich.

The deal was completed late on transfer deadline day, signing the Austria midfielder in a loan deal till the end of the season with no obligation to buy.

Erik ten Hag would welcome the signing as reports came on of Christian Eriksen possibly being ruled out till April with an ankle injury suffered in the FA Cup win over Reading. Eriksen was seen leaving Old Trafford on crutches after getting tackled by Andy Carroll. 

Eriksen has been a key player for Erik ten Hag scoring once and assisting seven times from 19 Premier League appearances.

Sabitzer has made 443 career club appearances across Europe, including 54 since joining FC Bayern Munich in August 2021.

Previously, he was club captain of RB Leipzig. He has 68 full international caps for the Austria national team. 

Speaking to the official website, Marcel Sabitzer said: "Sometimes in life you have to make quick and important decisions. From the moment I heard about this opportunity I knew it was right 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 am excited to start with my new teammates and manager and to show my qualities to Manchester United fans."

Erik ten Hag also revealed about the injury to Scott McTominay saying he could be out for "weeks".

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