After two starts against rivals Leeds in a week, Marcel Sabitzer has had a hectic introduction to life as a Manchester United player.

Sabitzer played a key role in helping Manchester United to grind out a 2-0 win at Elland Road, with a battling performance in midfield

The Austria international sent a message on Instagram hailing a ‘deserved win’, with United making up for a 2-2 draw against Leeds at Old Trafford in midweek.

Sabitzer played well without being spectacular, with United able to keep a clean sheet this time around.

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United stars hail Sabitzer

Manchester United’s players are glad to have Marcel Sabitzer in the team, and the midfielder’s experience was very useful to have, with injuries and suspensions hitting.

The team’s stars reacted to Sabitzer’s social media post, with Lisandro Martinez telling him ‘well done’, while Bruno Fernandes wrote ‘great game’.

Diogo Dalot lauded Sabitzer as a ‘machine’, in reference to the midfielder’s non-stop performance and attitude since arriving at the club.

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Sabitzer was a ‘machine’ in midfield, winning four out of five tackles contested and nine duels in total.

This was what United wanted when Sabitzer was signed, a solid fill-in midfielder who could help the team to keep ticking over and stay competitive.

The new loanee might end up being capable more than that too. When he gets to play alongside Casemiro, he should have greater freedom to make a bigger attacking contribution.

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