Marcel Sabitzer still unsure about his future as Manchester United loan nears end
Marcel Sabitzer, who is on loan at Manchester United from Bayern Munich till the end of this season, is still unsure about his future despite the fact that the summer is fast approaching.
The Austrian international has revealed that he has had no talks with Bayern about his future. A few weeks ago, he stated his desire of converting his loan move to United into a permanent one.
Bayern will complete the signing of Konrad Laimer from RB Leipzig this summer. They already have the likes of Joshua Kimmich and Leon Goretzka, while Ryan Gravenberch is warming the bench and is linked with Liverpool.
Does Laimer’s signing mean Sabitzer has no future with the German champions? We never know. Here’s the Austrian when asked what will happen when his loan at Old Trafford ends (h/t Sky Germany, via Manchester Evening News):
“Of course, there hasn’t been any contact up until now, because they [Bayern] have a lot going on and so do we. Everyone is focused on their tasks. We’ll discuss and analyse everything calmly and see in which direction it’ll go.”
The 29-year-old has been a welcome addition to the United midfield since January. He has scored three goals and assisted one in 17 appearances while operating in different positions across the central regions of the field.
He is an attack-minded midfielder with an eye for goal. Off the ball, the work rate is high, which is commendable when playing in an Erik ten Hag team.
If we talk about the potential need, United could do with a midfielder or two in the summer window to take the next step in their development in the following season.
Having played more than 1,000 minutes since arriving in January, Sabitzer has a better idea of the manager’s system compared to any newcomer in the summer. If he makes his stay permanent here, having a full pre-season with the squad would be helpful for all.
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If Bayern are willing to sell him, United should take it as an opportunity to seal the 29-year-old’s future at Old Trafford.