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‘Everything is bigger’: Man Utd close in on summer signing as Bayern star talks up Old Trafford move

Paul Wanner, Marcel Sabitzer and Ryan Gravenberch Bayern Munich players during a training session

A Bayern Munich star has hinted that he could be in line for a permanent switch to Manchester United after revealing how ‘everything is bigger’ at Old Trafford.

Midfielder Marcel Sabitzer claims he is “very proud” to be a part of the club as speculation continues to grow of him turning his loan switch into something more permanent at United.

The Austria international joined the Red Devils on loan from Bayern back in January and has scored three goals and added an assist in 16 appearances in all competitions for the club.

It’s been reported that Erik ten Hag wants to complete a summer deal for the 29-year-old, and Sabitzer has only added fuel to that fire with his latest comments.

Indeed, the midfielder appears to suggest that United are a bigger club than the German giants.

He told German journalist Florian Plettenberg: “I’ve already experienced a lot in my career, including Bayern Munich. Here, everything is bigger. There are even more people who care about you.

“People are crazy about Manchester United. You can feel it at Old Trafford. So I can only say that I enjoy being here and I’m very proud to have managed to be a part of the club.”

Sabitzer also lavished praise on fellow midfielder Casemiro and hailed the overall quality of United’s engine room.

The Austrian added: “He [Casemiro] is an experienced player who has won everything at global level that can be won. And he has done it several times.

“There’s no need to talk about his value, because he’s an exceptional player, he holds the team together. He’s a leader on the pitch. I think we have extremely high quality in midfield right now. That’s why we’re in the position we’re in now.”

No Tuchel chat as Sabitzer eyes United stay

Sabitzer also revealed that, with him being fully focused on life in Manchester, he is yet to have a conversation with new Bayern boss Thomas Tuchel over his long-term future.

He added:  “So far, of course, there has been no contact. Everyone is focused on their task. In which direction it will go, we will analyse later and we will discuss everything calmly.”

The midfielder has played nine times in the Premier League so far this season and started Sunday’s 1-0 win over Aston Villa at Old Trafford.

Sabitzer is still contracted to Bayern until 2025, although the club are reportedly willing to let him leave this summer. Indeed, last month the midfielder admitted that a permanent move to Old Trafford could happen.

He is expected to be involved again when Ten Hag’s men head to Brighton on Thursday evening.

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