Erik ten Hag provides update on Marcel Sabitzer injury

Erik ten Hag has offered us an update on the Marcel Sabitzer injury.

Suddenly, Manchester United’s squad is looking thin all over the pitch. A week during which injuries have absolutely decimated the squad was made even worse before kick-off yesterday.

Marcel Sabitzer, who was arguably United’s best performer against Sevilla on Thursday, tweaked his groin in the warm-up and wasn’t fit enough to start. Christian Eriksen would come in and do a stellar job, though the concerns about the Austrian remain.

After the game, Erik ten Hag offered an injury update on Sabitzer, claiming that he did suffer a problem in the warm-up, not wanting to take a risk. The gaffer did sound hopeful that it’s not a ‘big’ injury’, though I guess you never know.

Check out what the gaffer had to say in full after the game here:

“He had a problem in the warm up,” the boss told MUTV, per ManUtd.com. “We didn’t take the risk. We already had some injuries, so we have to find out tomorrow. Hopefully, it’s not a big injury.

“We chose not to go into the game with the risk.”

Sadly, this comes at a time where Sabitzer was being given a real run of games in the side due to other injuries. Now, all that momentum has halted.


It cannot be a coincidence that all these injuries are coming at the same time. Eventually, playing so many games will catch up with you and right now, it’s having a massive effect on the United squad. United were fortunate yesterday that Eriksen was fit and available.

This is the second time now that Sabitzer has been dealing with injury, which could prove to be a concern for Ten Hag. Is that a long-term worry that could put him off from bringing in the Bayern Munich man permanently? I guess we’ll have to wait and see on that one.

Do you think we’ll see Marcel Sabitzer vs Sevilla? Let us know your thoughts in the comment box below.

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