Marcel Sabitzer ruled out of United’s campaign due to knee injury
Manchester United’s defensive cog Marcel Sabitzer has been ruled of the club’s rest of the matches as the Austrian has suffered a knee injury. The 29-year-old, who joined United on loan will be missing the FA Cup final and Manchester United‘s remaining matches in the Premier League.
“Everyone at the club is disappointed to lose Marcel’s services, as the Reds chase a strong finish to the season in the Premier League and FA Cup, and we are grateful for his contribution to our progress so far,” said a statement on United’s official website.
It further stated, “Marcel has played an important role in the second half of our 2022/23 campaign, racking up 18 appearances and scoring three times, a cheeky backheel against Fulham in the Emirates FA Cup quarter-final and a double in the Europa League last-eight first leg clash with Sevilla.
Sabitzer who was bought in to replace Christian Eriksen has impressed everyone with his defensive hold. He bolstered Manchester United’s hopes of a top-four finish and scored from the spot in the FA Cup semi-final penalty shootout win over Brighton that set up a showdown against rivals Manchester City on June 3.
This would be a huge loss for Manchester United who are missing their key players including Lisandro Martinez, Marcus Rashford, Scott McTominay, and Raphael Varane.