Marcel Sabitzer will wear the number 15 shirt at Manchester United after completing his loan move from Bayern Munich.
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The Austria international joined the Red Devils on Deadline Day, with Erik ten Hag moving quickly to sign a midfielder after Christian Eriksen was ruled out for three months.
Sabitzer, 28, had very little time to decide on a move to Old Trafford but he opted to join the Red Devils due to a lack of playing time in Bavaria.
The midfielder arrived too late in the day to be registered for United’s Carabao Cup clash against Nottingham Forest on Wednesday night.
But he could make his debut when United host Crystal Palace on Saturday and the club have revealed he will wear the no.15 shirt for the remainder of the season.
‘We are really happy with that transfer because we need it after Donny van de Beek dropped out, now Christian Eriksen for a longer time and also, I think for a short time, Scott McTominay is also not available,’ Erik told reporters at Old Trafford on Wednesday night.
‘So that gives us a shortage of midfield players. But then to bring a quality player in on deadline day that is difficult, and we got this opportunity.
‘I know the player already a long time from [RB] Salzburg. Especially from [RB] Leipzig. He performed fantastically, so I expect that he will do the same here.
‘I think he has a great attitude; he is at the right age, and I am sure this opportunity will motivate him greatly and he will perform strongly for us.’
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