Sabitzer: I will give my all for United

Thursday 02 February 2023 15:02

Marcel Sabitzer joined Manchester United on loan until the end of the season on Tuesday, and the Austrian is ready to ‘give his all’ for the club as we fight on four fronts.

The former RB Leipzig captain has arrived from Bayern Munich, with Christian Eriksen having been ruled out until late April or May with an ankle problem.

And, with Sabitzer sitting down for his first interview with club media shortly after joining, there's no doubt what he wants to achieve while in Manchester.

“I will give my all for the jersey,” Marcel told us.

“I’m very happy to be here, I will give my best and we will see what happens, but I am here to win trophies.”

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Sabitzer: It all happened so quickly

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Our new recruit is already well-versed on the club, having previously played against us for RB Leipzig in 2020.

The Germans lost 5-0 at Old Trafford, in a game played behind closed doors, before a 3-2 win for the Saxony club in Leipzig helped eliminate us from the Champions League group stages.

But now Sabitzer is very happy to be on the other side. 

“Manchester United is a big club with fantastic fans,” he continued. “Old Trafford is a big stadium, I’ve played there once – it was empty – but I felt it was very nice. 

“It is a great feeling to have the badge on my chest and I’m looking forward [to it].”

Sabitzer has made 68 appearances for his national side, representing them at two European Championships.

A Bundesliga winner at Bayern, Marcel also claimed silverware with RB Salzburg but what can fans expect from United’s new boy? 

In his own words, Sabitzer is a 'box-to-box player and creative in the offensive third.'

He adds: “You can have a lot of expectations from me: good shots, duels. 

“I’m excited to be on the pitch at Old Trafford.”

Regardless of what happens during his time here, Sabitzer has already written his name in United folklore, as the 28-year-old is the first Austrian to join Manchester United's senior team.

“That’s history,” he said. 

“I talked with my agents before, I’m the first one. I feel proud and I will do my best to be a good Austrian player.”