Marcel Sabitzer assesses Manchester United’s Premier League title chances

Manchester United’s January loan signing Marcel Sabitzer has weighed in on the club’s title chances.

The Red Devils currently sit in third place in the Premier League behind rivals Manchester City and Arsenal. The latter sit on top of the table, five points ahead of United and three ahead of City.

United have, however, played more games than the two teams, who face each other for the first time in this league campaign on Wednesday evening.

Erik ten Hag’s side are the only English team in contention for all four competitions, with a trip to Wembley awaiting them on February 26 to face in-form Newcastle United in the Carabao Cup final.

On United’s title hopes, Sabitzer told MUTV: “It’s hard [to win the title], we are a bit behind them [Arsenal and City] but, as I said, we’ll keep going and doing our job.

“There are big games ahead so we have to keep going and keep the energy high and then we will see what happens at the end of the season.”

Sabitzer on the prospect of completing permanent United move

Sabitzer was acquired on deadline day to provide cover for the injured Christian Eriksen and has slotted straight into the squad. In June 2023, he is expected to return to parent club Bayern Munich, though speculation has circulated regarding his move being made permanent.

On the prospect of completing a full switch to Manchester, the Austrian said: “It’s a loan and that’s all I can say [about that] at the moment. What I can say is I’m feeling very good here, I like the team, I like the club, I like the atmosphere at Old Trafford… so we will see what happens in the summer.”

The midfielder also heaped praise on United’s talisman Marcus Rashford. The forward netted his 21st goal of the season this weekend and is the team’s top goalscorer this season.

”He [Rashford] is a great guy, a great player and he’s helping us a lot at the moment.”

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