Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has confirmed that he will be without midfielder Marcel Sabitzer
Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has confirmed that he will be without midfielder Marcel Sabitzer for tomorrow night’s Europa League clash with Real Betis at Old Trafford.
The Austrian, who joined United on loan from Bayern Munich for the remainder of the season on the final day of the January transfer window, has been ruled out, presumably through injury. Ten Hag refused to go into the exact details of why the midfielder will be unavailable for selection during his pre-match press conference on Wednesday lunchtime.
The tussle with Betis, nevertheless, will represent United’s first opportunity to make amends for Sunday’s heavy 7-0 defeat to Liverpool at Anfield. The Reds were torn apart by their rivals in a rampant second half showing, conceding six times without reply.
United have been excellent at Old Trafford this season, winning 19 times on their own patch already, meaning they will be confident of getting back to winning ways against Betis. It will be a contest that marks the first ever competitive meeting between the two clubs.
Meanwhile, it has been reported elsewhere that Qatari banker Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani is ‘confident’ that he will beat Sir Jim Ratcliffe in the race to complete a takeover of the club. Al Thani submitted an official proposal to buy United ahead of the ‘soft deadline’ set by the Raine Group almost three weeks ago
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