Manchester United managed to secure a last minute loan deal for Marcel Sabitzer in the January transfer window after it was confirmed that Christian Eriksen faced a few months out with an injury. The 29-year-old had been a regular for Bayern Munich, playing in 24 games already at that point in the season, and has been used on rotation for United.

Speaking to German paper Bild, Sabitzer has hinted at the possibility of wanting to stay at United, having settled in well at the club.

Of course my thoughts are on Man United, especially with the trust I get from Erik ten Hag – it’s very positive. I found my place here. Now I know the Premier League and can say there’s nothing better. Every game is a fight. It’s the best league in the world. When you play once here you know it’s incomparable.

United made it clear that it was a project until the summer. Then we’ll see. Until then, I want to give everything here. It’s a loan deal without an option. In the summer, the situation will be evaluated. It’s very positive. But I’m not the only one who decides.

Eriksen has now returned to fitness but Sabitzer doesn’t feel daunted by the competition for places at the club.

There’s competition at every top club. At United, it’s even more extreme than in Munich. Here there’s McTominay, Eriksen, Casemiro, Fred and me. If I was afraid of competition, I wouldn’t have joined either Bayern or United. 

I haven’t had contact with him (Thomas Tuchel) yet, but I have a high opinion of him as a coach. He’s extremely meticulous and thinks all day about his game plan and training content. In addition he plays attractive football. He’s a top coach.