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Erik ten Hag delivers update on permanent move for Marcel Sabitzer

Erik ten Hag delivers update on permanent move for Marcel Sabitzer

Erik ten Hag, the manager of  Manchester United, has stated that he requires additional time before making a permanent decision about Marcel Sabitzer’s transfer.

Marcel Sabitzer, a midfielder who is 28 years old and plays for the Austrian national team, joined Manchester United on loan from Bayern Munich during the January transfer window as a substitute for the injured Christian Eriksen.

Sabitzer has appeared in five games for Erik ten Hag’s team thus far, and United’s executives are said to be contemplating making his loan move a permanent one. Bayern is reportedly only seeking to recover around €15 million (£13 million) if they sell him in the summer, and Sabitzer’s agent has suggested that the player is interested in the transfer.

Despite the possibility of making Marcel Sabitzer’s transfer permanent, Ten Hag is in no hurry to do so and suggested that he will wait until the summer to make a decision about both Sabitzer’s and Wout Weghorst’s futures. Weghorst also joined the team on loan during the January transfer window.

Quizzed about both players, Ten Hag said: “I think it is much too quick [to decide]. [It is] much too soon to talk about that.

“First, we are in this season and that is where the focus has to be. No distractions for what is coming next season.

“Only the season we are in. We are in the right position at this moment, this is the position we want to be as we are now competing in three [competitions].”

Ten Hag expressed a modest outlook for Manchester United’s potential of winning four trophies this season, even after their recent victory in the Carabao Cup final, which was the team’s first trophy in six years. United is still vying for success in the FA Cup, with a fifth-round match against West Ham on Wednesday, as well as the Europa League, where they are set to play Real Betis in the last 16.

Manchester United is presently in third place in the Premier League standings and is eight points behind the current leaders, Arsenal.

“That (talk of a quadruple) is too far ahead,’ Ten Hag added. ‘We have to focus on the next game.

“That is the only thing we do, and for us, we are now talking about the Premier League, but I didn’t hear the word West Ham United.

“This is the press conference for West Ham United, so it is only about that. That is all we have to talk about.

“We don’t have to talk about trophies, we can talk about West Ham United because that is the game tomorrow.”

Erik ten Hag delivers update on permanent move for Marcel Sabitzer

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