Manchester United supervisor Erik ten Hag was impressed with what he noticed from Marcel Sabitzer on the midfielder’s Man Utd debut.
The Austrian worldwide moved to Previous Trafford on switch deadline day, becoming a member of on mortgage from Bayern Munich to cowl for Christian Eriksen’s injury. He wasn’t deemed prepared to begin the weekend victory over Crystal Palace, however was launched by the supervisor for the ultimate 10 minutes as a alternative for Antony.
Sabitzer was launched throughout a frantic finish to the sport, as United had been left hanging on within the closing phases after Casemiro’s red card allowed Palace again into the sport. With the Brazil midfielder lacking the subsequent three league video games after his half in a brawl, former RB Leipzig man Sabitzer may discover himself thrown into the beginning XI earlier than anticipated.
“He got here in, he performed very well,” Ten Hag mentioned of his new recruit. “He understands the sport and it’s good to see.”
An early Bruno Fernandes penalty and a close-range end from Marcus Rashford put United two objectives to the nice going into the ultimate quarter of the sport. Palace pulled a purpose again by Jeff Schlupp after Casemiro’s dismissal, however had been unable to seek out one other late equaliser towards Ten Hag’s aspect after Michael Olise levelled in stoppage time within the reverse recreation in January.
Whereas the victory was a slim one, it was sufficient to make sure Ten Hag’s aspect finish the weekend in third place. Rivals Newcastle had the possibility to maneuver again above them with victory within the late kick-off, however could only manage a draw against struggling West Ham.
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Sabitzer’s arrival at Previous Trafford got here after the membership put an emergency protocol in place following Eriksen’s harm. The summer time signing picked up an ankle drawback within the FA Cup fourth spherical victory over Studying, and is predicted to be lacking till April on the earliest.
“Generally in life it’s a must to make fast and essential choices,” Sabitzer told club media. “From the second I heard about this chance I knew it was proper for me. I’m a aggressive participant; I need to win and assist the membership obtain its goals this season.
“I really feel that I’m at my peak as a participant, and that I can contribute numerous expertise and power to the squad. I’m excited to begin with my new team-mates and supervisor and to point out my qualities to Manchester United followers.”
The 28-year-old could possibly be in line for his first Man Utd begin towards Leeds United, with a rearranged fixture that means the 2 groups are set to satisfy in back-to-back video games. A European debut for the membership may comply with, with the loanee added to United’s Europa League squad forward of their play-off spherical assembly with Barcelona.