After surprising developments on Deadline Day, Marcel Sabitzer’s move to Manchester United has been completed. The Austrian plays on loan at the Red Devils until the end of the season. His adviser became clear about the change and also shot against Julian Nagelsmann.

In the summer of 2021, Marcel Sabitzer moved from RB Leipzig to Munich as captain together with coach Julian Nagelsmann. As is well known, the 28-year-old was bought by the Saxons for 15 million euros as the new coach’s express wish. But the ÖFB kicker was never able to assert itself against the well-known competition in Bavaria.

After a season as a backup player, Sabitzer finally seemed to get more action in Munich in his sophomore year, but the joy was short-lived. Especially in the new calendar year, the numbers spoke a clear language. In the shadow of Kimmich, Goretzka and Gravenberch, the Austrian has only played one minute in the three games since the winter break.

Manchester United successfully lured Sabitzer to the island with the prospect of more playing time. The English reacted to Christian Eriksen’s injury by signing him. The Denmark international picked up an ankle injury in the FA Cup tie against Reading and is expected to be out until May.

A circumstance that could fulfill Marcel Sabitzer’s wish for more playing time. “When I found out about this opportunity, it immediately felt right,” commented the 28-year-old on the sudden change.

With a view to the short playing time in Munich, Sabitzer’s advisor Roger Wittmann spoke plainly: “It’s clear that he wants to play. He’s a top player, not just any player. All I can say is that Marcel is the most uncomfortable when he’s not playing. The most uncomfortable player when he loses. That’s the important thing. In character he is a killer, the boy,” said the long-time player advisor in the “Sky” interview.

As Wittmann explained, the lack of playing time is not due to his protégé, but also to Bayern coach Julian Nagelsmann. The Austrian has only played 90 minutes twice this season.

Not enough for the consultant, who sharply criticizes Nagelsmann: “This is what players look like who always want to win and the coach has to check who should play at Bayern. I can’t imagine Marcel’s attitude or class failing him.”

This article was written by Andre Glaser

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