Marcel Sabitzer confirms he has not spoken to Thomas Tuchel over FC Bayern future

Marcel Sabitzer is facing an anxious wait over his future as he is yet to speak to FC Bayern manager Thomas Tuchel following his January move to Manchester United.

Erik ten Hag looked to the winter market to find a replacement for Christian Eriksen, who had been ruled out for approximately three months with a serious ankle injury.

Sabitzer arrived to plug that hole and since then, the Austria international has slotted in nicely and become a regular in the side for the second half of the season.

Eriksen’s return to fitness has, however, resulted in a reduction of the 29-year-old’s playing time and with roughly four weeks of the season remaining, a decision needs to be made over his future.

Speaking recently, Sabitzer has admitted that he has not discussed his future with the manager of his parent club yet.

“Of course, there hasn’t been any contact up until now, because they have a lot going on and so do we,” Sabitzer told Sky Germany, via the Manchester Evening News.

“Everyone is focused on their tasks. We’ll discuss and analyse everything calmly and see in which direction it’ll go.”

SN’s verdict…
It’s unlikely that Sabitzer will return to Munich and immediately be reinstated as a first-team regular. His chances of regular minutes are far better in Manchester but it remains to be seen whether United opt to sign him permanently.

It could depend on whether the funds are available and if other targets are obtainable or not. As things stand, United’s priority is to sign a long-term forward option.

Keeping depth in the midfield will, however, also be on Ten Hag’s wishlist. Fred has just one year remaining on his contract and there is interest in Scott McTominay from Premier League clubs.

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