Manchester United are on the verge of wrapping up a deal for Austria midfielder Marcel Sabitzer.

Sabitzer flew into Manchester earlier this evening and was pictured by The MEN arriving at Carrington.

He has to complete a medical and sign all the paperwork and United are optimistic of getting the deal done by 11pm.

The move will help United to cover the injury sustained by Christian Eriksen, with the Dane ruled out until April.

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Sabitzer reaction

There has been a largely positive response to United’s move from Sabitzer among the fanbase, with the squad desperate for a midfielder with Eriksen injured, along with Donny van de Beek.

The move was praised by Sky Sports pundit Clinton Morrison on Sky Sports News’ deadline day coverage.

The former Premier League striker commented: “I think he will be a really good signing. Kimmich and Goretzka are two really good players [at Bayern].

“I think he can be an important player. Any team will miss Christian Eriksen. I think Manchester United will be making a good signing.”

Sabitzer has vast experience, playing in the Champions League and Europa League, and has 68 international caps for Austria.

United acted swiftly to secure a move after the Eriksen injury diagnosis emerged.

The transfer deadline is at 11pm, but United could still announce the move after this, so long as a ‘deal sheet’ is submitted to the Premier League by this time.

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