Marcel Sabitzer watches his new Man United team-mates in action at Old Trafford in their Carabao Cup semi-final clash with Nottingham Forest… less than 24 hours after he completed a loan move to the club
New Manchester United signing Marcel Sabitzer was spotted at Old Trafford watching Erik ten Hag’s side take on Nottingham Forest after joining the club on deadline day.
United completed a loan deal for Sabitzer from Bayern Munich until the end of the season after it emerged that Christian Eriksen would be out until early May with an ankle injury.
Donny van der Beek has already been ruled out for the rest of the season following knee surgery and Scott McTominay is set to miss two weeks with a muscle problem.
Sabitzer was identified as the best available midfield option, having made 443 career club appearances across Europe – including 54 since joining FC Bayern from RB Leipzig.
The 28-year-old was keen to make the move and flew to Manchester from Germany on Tuesday to undergo a medical. United filed the deal sheet by the 11pm deadline and completed his loan move by midnight. Overall, the whole process is said to have taken 12 hours.
New Manchester United signing Marcel Sabitzer was spotted watching his new side in action
The Austrian midfielder (C), 28, joined United on loan from Bayern Munich on deadline day
Sabitzer was watching United take on Nottingham Forest in the second leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final, with the hosts taking a 3-0 lead into the game after their win last week
And on Wednesday, he was pictured in attendance at Old Trafford as United took on Forest in the second leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final, with the hosts having a 3-0 lead from the first leg of the tie last week.
Sabitzer, who will hope to make his debut for his new side against Crystal Place on Saturday in the Premier League, was delighted to have joined United.
‘Sometimes in life you have to make quick and important decisions,’ Sabitzer said last night.
‘From the moment I heard about this opportunity I knew it was right for me. I am a competitive player; I want to win and help the club achieve its aims this season.
‘I feel that I am at my peak as a player, and that I can contribute a lot of experience and energy to the squad.
‘I’m excited to start with my new teammates and manager and to show my qualities to Manchester United fans.’
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