Manchester United decide against Marcel Sabitzer transfer


Manchester United have decided against signing Bayern Munich star Marcel Sabitzer, with Erik ten Hag keen to recruit a younger midfielder.

The Austrian joined United on deadline day in January on a loan deal that expires in July.

The 29-year-old went straight into the starting XI following injury to Christian Eriksen and he impressed with his spirited displays.

Sabitzer was ruled out of the remainder of the campaign a fortnight ago after suffering a meniscus injury.

Bayern are happy to offload the midfielder and have set an achievable asking price of around £18million.

But the Daily Mail say United are not going to take up any option of signing Sabitzer on a permanent basis.

While Ten Hag is fond of the midfielder, United already have the likes of Casemiro, Christian Eriksen, Bruno Fernandes and Fred that are all over the age of 28 in their midfield.

The Dutchman wants to lower the average age of his midfield by signing a younger midfielder.

United are targeting Mason Mount, who has a year left on his Chelsea deal.

The Blues want around £70m for the England international but United are hopeful of striking a deal at closer to £55m.