Date: 30th March 2023 at 11:30am
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Manchester United travel north to face Newcastle United when the Premier League returns this weekend.

The Red Devils currently sit third in the table and will be looking to cement their place in the Champions League qualification spots with victory over The Magpies.

Erik ten Hag’s side have enjoyed a largely successful campaign so far, having lifted the Carabao Cup in February, as well as reaching the last four of the FA Cup and the last eight of the Europa League.

Despite their impressive season so far, it appears that United could be dealt a blow this summer.

As per Fabrizio Romano, United could miss out on the chance to sign on-loan Bayern Munich midfielder Marcel Sabitzer permanently this summer.

The Italian journalist claims that new Bayern manager Thomas Tuchel could opt to keep hold of the player when he returns to Germany at the end of the season.

Sabitzer’s future remains uncertain following Bayern’s managerial switch

Sabitzer, 29, arrived in Manchester in January as United searched for midfield reinforcements.

The Austria international has impressed during his short Old Trafford career so far, making nine appearances across all competitions.

Romano suggests that Sabitzer is happy at Old Trafford and would gladly stay put in Manchester beyond this summer, although the final decision on his future will ultimately be made by Bayern and former Chelsea boss Tuchel.

Previously it had looked likely that Sabitzer would join United permanently, with Romano claiming that the player’s Bayern future under former manager Julian Nagelsmann was ‘already closed’.

The change of manager in Bavaria has changed things, though, and United may not find it simple if they do move to sign the midfielder permanently.

United’s task would also be made more difficult by the fact that the loan agreement that is in place doesn’t include an option-to-buy clause.

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