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Transfer: Real reason I signed Marcel Sabitzer for Man United – Erik ten Hag


Manchester United boss, Erik ten Hag has explained why the club signed Marcel Sabitzer from Bayern Munich on transfer deadline day.

According to Ten Hag, recent injuries to Christian Eriksen and Scott McTominay prompted the move to bring in another midfielder immediately.

Eriksen will not play football for at least three months, while Scott McTominay also faces a spell on the sidelines.

The Red Devils had to move quickly to secure a short-term replacement and agreed a deadline day deal with Bayern Munich to take Sabitzer on loan until the end of the season.

“We are really happy with that transfer because we needed it after Donny van de Beek dropped out, now Christian Eriksen for a longer time,” Ten Hag told the press after Manchester United’s 2-0 win over Nottingham Forest in the Carabao Cup.

“Also, I think for a short time, Scott McTominay is also not available.

“So that gave us a shortage of midfield players, but then to bring a quality player in on deadline day, that’s difficult!

“Then we got this opportunity.”

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