Marcel Sabitzer is also moving from RB Leipzig to FC Bayern as Julian Nagelsmann’s dream player. But then he hardly plays a role in the German soccer record champions. The Austrian international is now moving on to Manchester United on loan.
The Austrian national soccer player Marcel Sabitzer has left FC Bayern Munich and will play for Manchester United on loan until the end of the season. "Marcel explained to us that he would like more playing time and is convinced that he will get it at United. After consulting our coach Julian Nagelsmann, we have granted the wish and loaned Marcel to Manchester United until June 30," said Bayern- Sports director Hasan Salihamidžić in a statement from the German record champions published on Wednesday night. Sabitzer is still under contract in Munich until 2025.
Sabitzer, who switched to Munich from RB Leipzig in the summer of 2021 together with coach Julian Nagelsmann, found it difficult for Bayern in the fight for starting eleven appearances - even if he has 24 competitive games this season, most of them as a substitute. The situation could get worse if, as expected, Konrad Laimer also moves from Leipzig to Munich in the summer.
With Christian Eriksen out for a long time, United need a replacement. Due to injury, the 30-year-old is expected to be out until the end of April or the beginning of May. The Denmark international suffered a serious ankle injury after being fouled during the FA Cup game against Reading FC (3-1) on Saturday.
Sabitzer was signed by Bayern as the coach's dream player. After a difficult first season, it looked in the summer as if the Austrian would play a more important role in his second season. But recently he had to be content with the role of a supplementary player in the heavily occupied midfield. Munich signed João Cancelo from Manchester City on Tuesday. Before the full-back, FC Bayern had brought in goalkeeper Yann Sommer from Borussia Mönchengladbach and Daley Blind, who was recently without a club, in the winter. Sabitzer is the first departure this winter.