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Man Utd decide against permanent deals for Wout Weghorst and Marcel Sabitzer

Manchester United have decided against pursuing permanent deals for Burnley striker Wout Weghorst and Bayern Munich midfielder Marcel Sabitzer this summer, Daily Mail report.

The duo signed for the Red Devils on loan during the winter transfer window. Weghorst was recruited in the second week of January while Sabitzer arrived just before the deadline.

Both players have been heavily involved for the club over the past few months but the hierarchy have opted against permanent deals such that they can secure upgrades.

United manager Erik ten Hag is an admirer of the duo but United prefer to save funds for the purchase of a marquee striker and central midfielder in the next transfer window.

Man Utd have made the right decision

Weghorst joined the Red Devils following a positive loan stint with Besiktas where he scored nine goals and provided four assists from 18 appearances in all competitions.

However, he has failed to replicate the showing at United. In his 30 appearances, the former Wolfsburg man has bagged just two goals and three assists for the club.

A lot more is expected from a striker at United. The hierarchy have made the right decision on him.

Meanwhile, Sabitzer has fared better from midfield with three goals and one assist from 18 outings but the Austrian star has lacked the technical ability on the ball.

He has struggled to provide key passes similar to Christian Eriksen. There were no surprises that he was dropped as soon as Eriksen returned from his ankle problem.

The former Leipzig star was recently ruled out for the season with a meniscus injury. Hopefully, he and Weghorst will leave United on a high with an FA Cup medal.

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