Marcel Sabitzer Manchester United loan transfer and Chelsea links

Marcel Sabitzer to Manchester United was one of the big stories of transfer Deadline Day, and Fabrizio Romano has provided details of the deal in his exclusive CaughtOffside column the Daily Briefing.

According to Romano, Chelsea were never in for Sabitzer, despite some links yesterday before the Austria international eventually completed his loan move from Bayern Munich to Man Utd.

And while this deal was rather out of the blue and linked to Christian Eriksen’s injury, United manager Erik ten Hag has supposedly been a fan of Sabitzer for some time.

Romano generally praised this as a smart loan signing for the Red Devils, and fans are sure to be glad that the club reacted quickly to the blow of losing Eriksen to injury for much of the second half of the season.

Marcel Sabitzer has joined Manchester United on loan

“Manchester United were not planning for any move before the Christian Eriksen injury. It changed on Deadline Day after medical check for Eriksen,” Romano said.

“Erik ten Hag has always appreciated Marcel Sabitzer, thinks he’s an underrated player. I think on loan it’s a very smart signing.”

He added: “Despite reports, Chelsea never opened talks for Sabitzer.”

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Sabitzer never quite got going for Bayern but was previously an exciting talent at his former club RB Leipzig, so it will be interesting to see if he can revive his career at Old Trafford.

It’s not quite clear where the Chelsea links came from, but the Blues had a busy January so it’s perhaps not too surprising that some sources felt they might join the race for yet another player!


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