Who is Marcel Sabitzer, Manchester United’s newest midfielder?

Who is Marcel Sabitzer, Manchester United’s newest midfielder?

Lenah Ann
February 17, 2023 at 7:24 AM

Manchester United has signed several players in the January 2023 transfer window, and among them is Marcel Sabitzer from Bayern Munich. The moment he joined the famous club, fans took to social media with a ton of questions about who Marcel Sabitzer is and which club he is from.

Marcel Sabitzer's FIFA 23 rating
Marcel Sabitzer warms up ahead of the Premier League match between Manchester United and Leeds United at Old Trafford on 8 February 2023 in Manchester, England. Photo: Matthew Peters
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In his first match, he came on from the bench nine minutes in stoppage time, and helped solidify the win after the Reds conceded a red card and were under immense pressure. Find more details about Manchester United’s latest signing.

Marcel Sabitzer’s profile and bio summary

Full name

Marcel Sabitzer

Date of birth

17 March 1994

Place of birth

Wels, Upper Austria, Austria


28 years of age as of February 2023




5 feet 10 inches or 178 centimetres


168 pounds or 76 kilograms


Katja Kuehne


Professional football player

Current team (s)

Manchester United and Bayern Munich

Net worth

Estimated to be $10 million

Social media presence


Marcel Sabitzer’s biography

Born on 17 March 1994, Marcel is an Austrian-based professional soccer player who currently plays for Manchester United as a midfielder on loan from Bayern Munich and also for his national team. His father, Herfried Sabitzer, is a former Austrian international footballer.

Is Marcel Sabitzer on Instagram?
Manchester United's midfielder in action during the Premier League match against Crystal Palace at Old Trafford on 4 February 2023 in Manchester, England. Photo: Michael Regan
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Marcel Sabitzer’s age

As of February 2023, he is 28 years of age. His birth sign is Aries.

Marcel Sabitzer’s height and weight

The famous football star stands at the height of 5 feet 10 inches or 178 centimetres and weighs 168 pounds or 76 kilograms.

Rise to stardom

Marcel Sabitzer debuted in the soccer arena with Admira Wacker and Rapid Wien in Austria. He then made his senior premier in 2012 after representing Austria in multiple youth internationals. Afterwards, he went to RB Leipzig in 2014 and was loaned to Red Bull Salzburg for one season.

After returning to RB Leipzig, he scored 8 goals in 34 appearances and his contract was extended to 2021. On 30 August 2021, he signed a four-year contract with Bayern Munich for an alleged sum of $17 million transfer fee.

His signing had a huge impact on Bayern as they ended up winning the Bundesliga in the 2021/22 season. In the 2022/23 season, he has 1 goal and has always started in seven of the previous Bayern Munich games. He is now on loan to the Reds till the season’s end.

Marcel Sabitzer’s position
Manchester United's Marcel Sabitzer in action during a first team training session at Carrington Training Ground on February 2nd 2023 in Manchester, England. Photo: Ash Donelon
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Marcel Sabitzer's FIFA 23 rankings

According to the most recent data, the player is rated at 80 with 3-star skill moves. His preferred foot for shooting is right, and he has high work rates with a 4-star weak foot.

Marcel Sabitzer’s position

He plays as a midfielder for Manchester United and wears the number 15 jersey. He is a right-footed player with vast experience in various positions on the field.

Moreover, his ability to supply the ball to attackers is creative and as a result, he provides crucial passes that turn into assists.

He can play either as a central midfielder, or as an attacker and as a supporting centre forward.

Marcel Sabitzer’s stats

He joined Manchester United on 31 January 2023 and has so far not made any bench appearances. He has an average of 3 passes per game with 67 percent pass completion rate.

While in Bayern Munich, during the 2022/23 season, he played 7 matches, 8 as a sub with an average of 30 passes per match and 88 percent pass completion rate with 1 assist.

Marcel Sabitzer’s transfer

Marcel Sabitzer’s transfer
FC Bayern Munchen's Marcel Sabitzer during the Bundesliga match against FC Schalke 04 at Veltins-Arena on 12 November 2022 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Photo: ANP
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The Austrian transferred to Manchester United on 1 February 2023 after signing a deal with the club on loan from Bayern Munich. He is one of the most valued Austrian soccer players worldwide, with an estimated market value of $21 million.

On his transfer, the club’s manager, Erik ten Hag stated

We are really happy with that transfer because we need it after Donny van de Beek dropped out, now Christian Eriksen for a longer time and also, I think for a short time, Scott McTominay is also not available.
So that gives us a shortage of midfield players. But then to bring a quality player in on deadline day is difficult, and we got this opportunity.

Is Marcel Sabitzer on Instagram?

The famous central midfielder is a dynamic personality across social media platforms such as Instagram. On the platform, he has amassed over 564k followers as of February 2023.

Who is Marcel Sabitzer’s wife?

The renowned footballer is married to Katja Kuehne, a famous Ukrainian model. The dynamic duo has been blessed with a daughter, Mary Lou, born in April 2019.

The two seem to be head over heels in love, as they often flaunt each other on their official social media pages.

Marcel Sabitzer’s net worth and salary

The Austrian professional footballer has an alleged net worth of $10 million. Most of his income is generated from his salary, endorsement deals, and other business ventures.

So, what is his salary? While in FC Bayern Munich, he would bag a whopping $4.9 million as his annual salary. Arithmetically, he earned a salary of approximately $408,000 monthly.

Transferring from the Germany’s Bundesliga to the English Premier League, Sabitzer is nothing short but a world-class midfielder with years of experience. It is only a matter of time before fans see Marcel Sabitzer's talent at United.

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Lenah Ann is a Kenyan-based content creator with 2 years of experience. She graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Mass Media and Communication from Dedan Kimathi, Kenya in 2021.
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