Manchester United have confirmed the loan signing of Marcel Sabitzer from Bayern Munich. There was a bit of a surprise reaction to the move being conducted so quickly before the transfer deadline, but the move is a welcome one considering Christian Eriksen’s injury that will keep him out until April or May.
Welcome to United, Marcel Sabitzer #MUFC— Manchester United (@ManUtd) February 1, 2023
According to Melissa Reddy, the deal came about quite quickly. United first made contact with the Bavarian giants about a potential move on the morning of deadline day, and within 12 hours they were able to fly him to Manchester, conduct a physical at Carrington, agree a deal, and submit the paperwork.
Manchester United initiated contact with Bayern Munich over Marcel Sabitzer today. Once the player expressed the desire to move to Old Trafford, a loan deal was completed within 12 hours— Melissa Reddy (@MelissaReddy_) February 1, 2023
“Sometimes in life you have to make quick and important decisions,” Sabitzer said in his first interview as a United player. “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 am excited to start with my new team-mates and manager and to show my qualities to Manchester United fans.”