Manchester United’s most recent addition Marcel Sabitzer has confessed that he immediately realized the move was “appropriate” for him.
The Austria international midfielder has joined United on loan from Bayern Munich, with the Old Trafford club only confirming the agreement soon after midnight. Christian Eriksen’s injury prompted the Premier League club into action, with the Danish international not set to return until April at the earliest.
Sabitzer joined Bayern Munich from RB Leipzig in 2021 and appeared in 25 Bundesliga games last season. However, he has primarily been utilized as a substitute this season, allowing Erik ten Hag’s side to capitalize.
“There are times in life when you have to make swift and crucial decisions.” “Sabitzer addressed the club’s media after completing his relocation. “I knew this opportunity was perfect for me the instant I heard about it. I am a competitive player who wants to win and contribute to the club’s success this season.
“I feel that I am at my top as a player, and that I can give a lot of experience and enthusiasm to the group. I am eager to begin working with my new teammates and boss, as well as to demonstrate my abilities to Manchester United supporters.”
Sabitzer, 28, has played hundreds of top-flight games in Austria and Germany. The Austrian national team midfielder has 68 caps and 12 goals, and he played every minute of Euro 2020 as his side advanced to the final 16.
Before the transfer became official, Man Utd manager Ten Hag expressed his optimism that Fred could step up to help with the challenges left by Eriksen’s injury. Eriksen suffered an ankle injury against Reading in the FA Cup over the weekend, and the ailment might keep him out until May in the worst-case scenario.
“I don’t think you can ever fill Eriksen’s void since each player has his own personality and identity.” “Ten Hag explained. “Someone else will always fill it in a different way, but that doesn’t mean you have to be any less successful.
“It’s apparent that Christian offers top talent to our group, and he has some specifics that are difficult to replace, such as his effect in the final third with his final ball.”
Fred is anticipated to partner Brazil international Casemiro against Nottingham Forest in the second leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final on Wednesday night at Old Trafford. The hosts are strong favorites to win the final against Newcastle United after a 3-0 triumph at the City Ground in the first leg.