Manchester United star picks up knee injury while on international duty

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Manchester United midfielder Marcel Sabitzer is nursing a knee injury but could still play for Austria in Monday’s Euro 2024 qualifier against Estonia.

Sabitzer, who joined United on loan from Bayern Munich on the final day of the January transfer window, was in excellent form on Friday night, scoring twice as Austria beat Azerbaijan.

Austria boss Ralf Rangnick, who served as United’s interim boss last season following Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s departure, is optimistic the midfielder can recover in time but suggested the final decision may be left with the player.

“In the end, it is a question of pain and pain tolerance for both Marcel and Gernot [Trauner],” Ragnick said.

“Of course, we hope that Marcel will do well, especially after that first game in Linz. 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.

“It made more sense to leave them out [of the session] again, just to give them one more day. But there are enough other candidates.”