Ian Wright Names The United Star Who “Came Up With The Goods” Against Brentford

BBC pundit Ian Wright has praised Marcel Sabitzer for his performance during Manchester United’s 1-0 win over Brentford on Wednesday night.

The Austrian international was deployed in the no.10 role, and he made a key contribution by providing the assist for Marcus Rashford’s winner. Wright says the midfielder impressed playing in a more advanced position:

“You have to say, Sabitzer came up with the goods today. With the assist and in certain other areas, he was getting into pockets, making some nice little moves and always making himself available. He got taken off in the end but I thought he did more than enough tonight in that number 10 position.”

It should be noted that Sabitzer has been pretty prolific throughout his career, having averaged a goal or assist every 2.44 games in senior football.

However, his assist against the Bees was only his second goal involvement in 11 appearances since he joined the Red Devils on loan from Bayern Munich in January.

Some of that is down to Erik ten Hag’s decision to play Sabitzer in deeper-lying roles. That’s not surprising, considering the presence of Bruno Fernandes, but you do feel that if we are going to see the best of the 29-year-old, he needs to be given more license to go forward.

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