United confirm Marcel Sabitzer signing

Bayern Munich have loaned Marcel Sabitzer to Manchester United for the remainder of the season. The 28-year-old Austrian international has failed to cement his place in Bayern’s midfield, and while United are reported to have preferred a permanent move, the German side are insistent on a loan.

United were not expected to have been active on Deadline Day, but the long-term injury sustained by Christian Eriksen has forced the club into action. Early signs of interest in Youri Tielemans were dismissed quickly, with Ten Hag’s side instead opting to make a move for Sabitzer.

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Sabitzer has spent less than two seasons at the Allianz Arena, having signed from RB Leipzig in August 2021. Since that move, he has won the Bundesliga and the DFB-Pokal with Bayern.

Marcel Sabitzer will be incredibly valuable to Erik Ten Hag, as he is able to play anywhere within the midfield – and even as a shadow striker. The player thrives in a more attacking role, but is more than capable of performing his defensive duties when called upon. United were not able to secure an option-to-buy clause in the deal.

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