Date: 18th April 2023 at 1:00pm
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Manchester United travel to Andalusia to face Sevilla in the second leg of their Europa League quarter-final on Thursday. 

The two sides are currently level after a 2-2 draw in the first leg at Old Trafford last week, despite United boasting a 2-0 lead going into the final ten minutes.

Midfielder Marcel Sabitzer had scored twice to put the hosts in a commanding lead, before two late own goals drew the Spanish side level.

Sabitzer has impressed since joining The Red Devils on loan from Bayern Munich in January, and it now appears that the midfielder could stay put at Old Trafford beyond this summer.

According to Football Insider, the Austria international is pushing to sign for United permanently and there is now a good chance that a deal could be agreed.

The 29-year-old has made 13 appearances across all competitions for The Red Devils since joining the club in January, scoring three goals and providing one assist.

Sabitzer scored twice during United’s Europa League game against Sevilla last week

Manager Ten Hag is said to be pleased with the player’s performances so far, and Sabitzer is reportedly very happy at Old Trafford.

Despite all parties being keen to agree a permanent deal this summer, the report claims that it will likely depend on Bayern Munich’s asking price for the player.

The Austrian is contracted to his parent club until the summer of 2025, but he had only started seven Bundesliga matches during the first half of the current campaign before being loaned to Manchester.

It is also claimed that the player doesn’t feature in the long-term plans of new Bayern manager Thomas Tuchel, who succeeded Julian Nagelsmann last month.

Sabitzer joined Bayern from fellow German side RB Leipzig in 2021, and has made a total of 54 appearances for the German champions since his move.

The midfielder, who has also previously spent time with Red Bull Salzburg and Rapid Vienna, has been capped 69 times by Austria at senior level.

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