Manchester United and Bayern Munich are in discussions about loaning out Austrian midfielder Marcel Sabitzer.
Since Scott McTominay has a short-term issue and Christian Eriksen has a long-term injury, United are looking into the possibility of loaning out the 28-year-old during the current transfer window.
Erik ten Hag, the manager of United, stated during the Tuesday press conference that it was “impossible” to close any transactions on the deadline day.
However, Ten Hag is well known at Bayern Munich due to his time spent there as the second-team coach, and that connection might facilitate a quicker procedure.
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For the upcoming matches against Nottingham Forest and Crystal Palace over the next week, Ten Hag will only have two fit central midfielders with Eriksen and McTominay absent due to an ankle ailment that will keep them out until the end of April.
Although Kobbie Mainoo, 17, is highly regarded at United, it is unlikely that he would regularly be tried at first-team level. Zidane Iqbal, a 19-year-old midfielder who represents Iraq, has yet to play for a senior team this year.
Sabitzer would be a perfect addition for United, who are still in all four competitions and possess a 3-0 lead from the first leg going into their Carabao Cup semifinal against Nottingham Forest on Wednesday at Old Trafford.
Prior to signing a four-year contract with Bayern in August 2021, Sabitzer played for RB Leipzig for six seasons, serving as the team’s captain in 2020–21.
Additionally, he has 12 goals in 68 games for Austria.