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Man Utd loanee Marcel Sabitzer ruled out for rest of the season with knee injury

Manchester United have confirmed that on-loan Bayern Munich midfielder Marcel Sabitzer has been ruled out for the rest of the campaign with a knee injury.

The Austria international was a surprise loan signing for the Red Devils in late January following an ankle injury sustained by Christian Eriksen against Reading.

Over the past three-and-a-half months, he has made 18 appearances across all competitions for the club, contributing three goals and a solitary assist.

Sabitzer was not included in the matchday squad for the 2-0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers last weekend and United have now confirmed his setback.

The 29-year-old suffered a meniscal injury in the lead-up to the game and United have revealed that he will be sidelined for the remainder of the season.

A statement from the club’s official website read: “Manchester United midfielder Marcel Sabitzer has suffered a meniscal injury which will, unfortunately, rule him out for the remainder of the season.”

Man Utd unlikely to re-sign Sabitzer this summer

Sabitzer was signed as emergency cover before the winter transfer deadline. The Red Devils wanted a creative midfielder to fill the void left by Eriksen’s injury blow.

The £210,000-a-week star has fared decently in his 1,041 minutes for the club but he has probably failed to make a significant impact to convince them to re-sign him permanently.

The Red Devils are currently ‘pushing‘ to land Adrien Rabiot on a free transfer. The Frenchman has been identified as an ‘important target’ for manager Erik ten Hag.

In our opinion, the arrival of the World Cup finalist closes the door on Sabitzer’s return to Old Trafford.

Nonetheless, we wish Sabitzer a quick recovery from his injury. There are claims that the midfielder could return to the Premier League with another club this summer.

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