Manchester United have been left concerned after news emerged that Austrian midfielder Marcel Sabitzer has picked up a knee injury while on international duty with Austria and former boss Ralf Rangnick, becoming the second star to provide worry this international break.
Before the games had even begun, there was concern over Marcus Rashford, with the inform attacker having pulled out of the England squad due to a ‘knock’, and there has since been no indication of the severity of his situation, leaving him a doubt for the game against Newcastle United this weekend.
And, with Casemiro already suspended for the game against the Magpies, plans have been thrown into further disarray after Rangnick confirmed that Sabitzer had picked up a knock while on duty with Austria.
Said injury forced him to limp out of their 4-1 win over Azerbaijan late on, while he also missed the training session before their clash with Estonia in their bid to qualify for EURO2024.
Despite this, it appears as though Rangnick is willing to risk the United loanee.
‘At the moment, I’m optimistic that it can work but, at the end of the day, it’s also a question of whether Marcel feels ready for it himself. At the moment, I am assuming he’ll play’, he told the media.
It has sparked concern about the Austrian, and just whether he will be fit enough to take part in the top-four six pointer at the weekend. Should he prove unable to do so, Scott McTominay and Fred are the likely candidates to be paired in midfield for Erik ten Hag’s side, with Christian Eriksen not set to return to action until early May as it stands.