Manchester United is in the middle of a very busy period. The transfer market closed yesterday and after a quick search they added a new player to the team. Tonight they will play the second leg of the Carabao Cup semi-finals. Free bet offers for the Carabao Cup final are available.
Sabitzer to Manchester United
Trainer Erik ten Hag and Manchester United have found a replacement for the injured Christian Eriksen in Marcel Sabitzer. The Austrian is rented from Bayern Munich until the end of the season. Ten Hag was forced to look for an extra midfielder in the last hours of the transfer market, because Eriksen turned out to have sustained a serious ankle injury. The playmaker is out until at least the end of April. In the search, Ten Hag and United ended up with 28-year-old Sabitzer, who has mainly been on the bench at Bayern Munich in recent months. The midfielder came over from RB Leipzig for 15 million euros in 2021 and has since played 54 games for ‘Der Rekordmeister’. Sabitzer’s departure is good news for Ryan Gravenberch, who loses a competitor in the midfield of the Bundesliga leader in the Austrian. Gravenberch has had to make do with raids lately.
For Manchester United, Sabitzer is the third reinforcement in the winter transfer period. Earlier, the English record champion surprised with the arrival of Wout Weghorst as a replacement for the departed star Cristiano Ronaldo. Goalkeeper Jack Butland was also hired from Burnley. With Sabitzer in the selection, Manchester United must secure a ticket for the Champions League in the coming months. Ten Hag’s team currently occupies fourth place in the Premier League. The top four teams qualify for the million-dollar ball at the end of the season.
The Carabao Cup is the first trophy of the new year. Newcastle United is the first team to reach the final. Manchester United has a very good chance to become the second team in this final. For both clubs this final will be a very important match. Both managers have a good opportunity to win their first trophy at their club.