Sabitzer to meet up with Reds in Vegas

Friday 28 July 2023 13:00

Former Manchester United midfielder Marcel Sabitzer is set to meet up with the Reds in the Tour 2023 fixture with his new club Borussia Dortmund.

The Austria international left Bayern Munich for their Bundesliga rivals, after spending the second half of last term on loan at Old Trafford.

He played 18 times in total for Erik ten Hag's side, scoring three times, but the spell was unfortunately curtailed by injury.

There is the prospect that Sabitzer could make his first appearance for Dortmund in the 02:00 BST kick-off on Monday, with the game live on MUTV.

The 29-year-old has already had an eventful pre-season, scoring five times in 23 minutes during Bayern's amazing 27-0 friendly win over ninth-tier team Rottach-Egern.

Since making the switch, he has trained with his new team-mates and, although he was not ready for the 6-0 victory over San Diego Loyal, the time may come for him to pull on the yellow-and-black shirt against Erik ten Hag's side.


"I feel very comfortable," Dortmund's new no.20 told their official website. "Of course, there are a lot of new faces, which is always exciting at the beginning. I got a good feeling from everyone. The team are very nice and welcoming. The first meeting was very good and positive.

"I first thought about the possibility of a transfer myself, and then brought my family on board. After that, I gave the go-ahead and then it all went through very fast. It took no longer than perhaps 12 to 14 hours.

"It was not easy to come to Dortmund as an opponent. It's never really fun when 75,000 people are against you but I want to attack. I want to have fun here and show what I can do in the league, as I have done before."

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Sabitzer admits his stint in the Premier League with the Reds was hugely beneficial to him and it should stand him in good stead as he bids to impress at his new club.

"I’m taking a lot with me from that time," he said. "I had a smile on my face every day that I could be there and play.

"I got a lot of rhythm, a lot of confidence and performed well. And that does something to you.

"The year-and-a-half before that, I was just written off and it wasn’t that easy. If you can then prove that you can play a role at a club like this, it’s good for your confidence. That’s why I come here with conviction and self-confidence."

We look forward to seeing Marcel again in Las Vegas!