Revealed: Official images of Sabitzer as a Red
We are delighted to share the first official images of Marcel Sabitzer in the iconic Manchester United kit, following the completion of his loan signing from Bayern Munich.
The former RB Leipzig captain was recruited on transfer deadline day and joins us until the end of the season, following the news that playmaker Christian Eriksen is out with a long-term injury.
Aged 28, the intelligent ball-playing midfielder is raring to go and was among the crowd at Old Trafford on Wednesday evening to see Erik ten Hag’s team reach the Carabao Cup final.
You can watch Sabitzer’s first interview as a United player from 15:00 GMT today (Thursday) via the United App and ManUtd.com, so make sure you return for that.
In the meantime, take a look at Marcel proudly wearing our 2022/23 adidas kits and signing his contract in the gallery of images below…
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Our loan signing from Bayern Munich looks sensational in United colours.
WHY WE SIGNED SABITZER
Speaking for the first time about Marcel on Wednesday, the boss explained the thought process behind our third loan signing of the January transfer window following the arrivals of Jack Butland and Wout Weghorst.
“We are really happy with that transfer because we need it after Donny van de Beek dropped out, now Christian Eriksen for a longer time and also, I think for a short time, Scott McTominay is also not available,” Erik told reporters at Old Trafford.
“So that gives us a shortage of midfield players. But then to bring a quality player in on deadline day that is difficult, and we got this opportunity.”
“I think he has a great attitude; he is at the right age, and I am sure this opportunity will motivate him greatly and he will perform strongly for us.”
Sabitzer's highlights against United in 2020
When Leipzig beat United, Marcel assisted one goal, inspired the second & was involved in another disallowed effort...
WHAT SABITZER HAS SAID
In our club statement to announce the move, Marcel said: “Sometimes in life you have to make quick and important decisions. 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.”
Watch Sabitzer's first interview as a Red on ManUtd.com and the United App from 15:00 GMT today.