With Christian Eriksen out with an injury, Manchester United has confirmed the loan acquisition of Marcel Sabitzer from Bayern Munich to fill the void.
The Saturday ankle injury the Danish midfielder suffered against Reading has been confirmed to keep him out until April. The search for his replacement was swiftly completed by United, who only began negotiations with Bayern on Tuesday. Before Sabitzer personally granted the move the go-ahead, the Red Devils originally resisted interest from Chelsea, who remained committed to their deal for Benfica’s Enzo Fernandez. A buy option will not be included.
He initially expressed interest in Erik ten Hag’s proposal, and now the Austrian international has signed a six-month loan agreement with the team. In addition to covering for the injured Eriksen, Sabitzer will also help the United midfield, which has been in need of reinforcements since the summer despite Casemiro’s recent strong performances. He will offer a plethora of experience, much of it gained in the Bundesliga, and under Ten Hag, he appears to be a key player. He is 28 years old.
“There are times in life when you must make swift, significant judgments, “About his move on the deadline day, Sabitzer noted. “I realized right away that this opportunity was a good fit for me the instant I learned about it. I’m a competitive player, and this season, my goals are to assist the team win and accomplish its objectives. I believe I am at the top of my game and have a lot to offer the team in terms of experience and vigor. I can’t wait to work with my new teammates and management and to impress Manchester United supporters.
Now that all the paperwork is signed and the transfer is finalized, all that remains for the midfielder is to make his debut for the Red Devils, who could face Crystal Palace in the league on Saturday.