Thomas Muller has admitted that. The Bayern Munich squad were surprised that Marcel Sabitzer moved to Manchester United on deadline day.
Sabitzer has become the first Austrian player to play for United having signed a season-long loan deal. As Erik ten Hag seeks a replacement for Christian Eriksen, who is out for the third season.
The 28-year-old has been frustrated that. He has barely played at Bayern since his former Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann brought him to Allian Arena in Summer 2021.
Indeed, since the resurgence of German football. Sabitzer has only played five minutes amid fierce competition against the likes of Joshua Kimmich, Ryan Gravenberg, Muler and Jamal Musiala.
Although Muller does not expect Sabitzer to leave in January UFABET. But he believes it will increase his chances on the field.
“The whole team was surprised. It happened so quickly.” he told Kicker.
“I’m delighted for Xabi to move to Manchester United and to get the chance to play there.”
But Muller insists he is not worried that the midfielder will leave Bayern permanently. The story isn’t over yet.”
I’m happy for Xabi too to go to Manchester United to play there. Manchester is a big name.
However, Muller believes Sabitzer will eventually return to Bayern, not leaving.
“He will be back in the summer. It’s not over yet.”