Manchester United decides on Marcel Sabitzer transfer
The Daily Mail reports that Manchester United has no plans to retain Marcel Sabitzer on a long-term basis. The 29-year-old midfielder from Bayern Munich, who joined the Red Devils during the winter transfer window, has not been well received at Old Trafford and is about to head back to his original team.
Sabitzer played a key role in the organization of RB Leipzig before deciding to join the German Giants in the summer of 2021. Despite his heroics at Leipzig, the 29-year-old struggled to crack the starting lineup for Bayern.
He occasionally had opportunities, but he didn’t seize them to have a significant impact. Sabitzer played for the German giants in 24 matches during the first half of the current season, but he only spent close to 1,000 minutes on the field.
When United contacted him, the Austrian international made the decision to sign a loan agreement with the English team. Man Utd were dealt a crippling blow when Christian Eriksen sustained a long-term injury in the middle of the season.
After the Danish international was forced to sit out for weeks. Erik ten Hag was left looking for a replacement and decided to bring in the 29-year-old.
Since joining the club, Sabitzer has contributed in some ways. The international from Austria has appeared in 18 games for the Red Devils and has contributed to four goals. He has succeeded in stepping in for Eriksen.
Though he is performing admirably, United is not entirely convinced that he should be hired on a long-term basis. They are considering a potential upgrade for the park’s heart. United is looking to sign young athletes with greater potential who can advance them.
The board consequently decided not to sign the 29-year-old. Sabitzer will miss the rest of the season after suffering a meniscal injury about two weeks ago. He has already played his last game for the Red Devils and is preparing to return to his first squad.