Manchester United finalised a deal to sign Marcel Sabitzer on a loan from Bayern Munich last night and in this article, we will look at what the Austrian international can bring to United.
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Erik ten Hag has been desperate to strengthen his squad, given that United are the only English side who are left in all four competitions, however, the injury to Christian Eriksen forced United to act, which to their credit, they did so decisively.
Sabitzer is a player who can fill the gap that has been vacated due to Eriksen’s injury as he is a player who predominately plays as a centre-midfielder and he is a player who is in a similar mould to the Denmark international because he can use both feet, has an excellent passing range, and his adaptability means that he can understand certain situations on the pitch, which is key in helping a team to control and dictate the game, which United are looking to do under ten Hag.
The Austrain international, who was captain at RB Leipzig, brings leadership qualities to United. This is vital because as United progress in the second half of the season, calm heads will be needed, and this is something that Sabitzer can bring, thanks to his leadership skills.
Sabitzer has played several positions, including defensive midfield, according to Transfermarkt, which means that he can provide defensive solidity when United do not have the ball, and with ten Hag’s side looking to play on the front foot, the 28-year-old’s reading of the game alongside Casemiro can help United win the ball back quicker and sustain attacks.