Sky Sports journalist Florian Plettenberg has shared some behind-the-scenes details regarding Manchester United loan player Marcel Sabitzer.
After seeing Christian Eriksen pick up a serious ankle injury, the Red Devils secured a late January deal for Sabitzer, who joined from Bayern Munich on loan until the end of the season.
Having started in United’s two previous Premier League games after making his debut as a late substitute in their 2-1 win over Crystal Palace, some information has come to light regarding the player.
In a recent Twitter post, Plettenberg had this to say on Sabitzer’s current situation and what the future may hold for him.
He said: “The Board of #MUFC is totally confident with his performances in the last days. They like his physical strength. His future is still open. Been told again it’s a straight loan. But Bayern is very open to sell him. [Konrad] Laimer could replace him instead.”
His three league performances have earned the midfielder, who was picking up a weekly wage of £212k-per-week at Bayern, a season rating of 6.87/10 from WhoScored, ranking him joint-fifth among the highest-rated players in Erik ten Hag’s squad.
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The 28-year-old’s display in the recent 2-0 win over Leeds United saw the loan figure show what he’s able to offer the side, particularly from a defensive point of view, as he ended the 90 minutes with five tackles and three interceptions.
Taking all of this into account, it’s safe to say that the Switzerland international has had a positive start to life at Old Trafford, which makes it understandable why the United board are so happy with him according to Plettenberg.
With the journalist also revealing that his parent club are open to selling the midfielder in the summer, we feel that United should definitely consider securing his services on a permanent basis once his loan deal comes to an end if Sabitzer continues to impress this season.