Erik ten Hag has praised Marcel Sabitzer’s ‘fantastic’ impact on Manchester United after the player revealed his desire to remain at Old Trafford.
The Austrian star joined United in January from Bayern Munich on a loan deal for the rest of the campaign.
Sabitzer was unhappy with his playing time in Bavaria but he has found minutes in Manchester, with 12 appearances to his name thus far at the club.
Though the loan deal did not include an option to sign permanently, the former RB Leipzig midfielder has revealed that he would like to stay permanently.
United would like to lower the average age of the player by signing someone like Jude Bellingham, given Fred, Casemiro and Eriksen are all the wrong side of 30.
But Ten Hag has suggested the Red Devils will try to sign Sabitzer on a permanent basis.
‘He’s [Sabitzer] doing fantastic,’ said Ten Hag. ‘He’s adjusted well to #mufc and the Premier League. He is a great person and suits the dressing room well.
‘He’s an intelligent player and we’re happy with his role at this moment.’
Sabitzer could be rested on Thursday for the UEFA Europa League game against Sevilla.
Casemiro is available again after a four-match ban, while Eriksen finally returned from injury against Everton on Saturday.
Marcus Rashford is currently out for a few weeks, having injured his groin against Premier League side Everton.