Manchester United announced the signing of Marcel Sabitzer from Bayern Munich on loan until the end of the season. The move came after Christian Eriksen’s ankle injury ruled him out for at least three months and left manager Erik ten Hag short of options in the midfield, with both Donny van de Beek and Scott McTominay also out.
“Marcel is a player we have watched for a long time. The opportunity arose quickly and we knew he had the ability and character to make an impact. Marcel adds quality to our squad and experience to the dressing room, and we’re pleased to welcome him to Manchester United.”John Murtough (Man united Football Director)
Sabitzer, who lost his place at Bayern in recent months is eager to join United. He becomes the club’s second January signing following the arrival of Wout Weghorst on loan from Burnley.
“Sometimes in life, you have to make quick and important decisions. I knew this opportunity was right for me from the moment I heard about it. I am a competitive player, I want to win, and help the club achieve its goals this season. I believe I am at my peak and can bring a lot of experience and energy to the squad. I am excited to start with my new teammates and manager and show my qualities to Manchester United fans.”Marcel Sabitzer
Sabitzer has made 54 appearances for Bayern since joining from RB Leipzig in 2021 for €16 million. He has a contract with Bayern until 2025, but sources have told he is set to leave the club permanently in the summer.
On the possibility of signing a replacement for Eriksen, Erik Ten Hag said,
“On deadline day, it’s difficult. You can’t make policy on such bad injuries but we have good players in the midfield department who can fill the gap. We have a strategy and we stick to it. Our aim is to restore Manchester United to where they belong and do so within our financial frames.”