Rio Ferdinand reacted to Merson's comment that Sabitzer is a 'fourth rate player'
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Marcel Sabitzer is the new player of Manchester United. After Christian Eriksen suffered an injury due to which he will be sidelined until the end of April or May, Erik ten Hag had to find an adequate replacement. The choice fell on Marcel Sabitzer.
The Austrian did not satisfy Bayern Munich fans, but United fans hope that Sabitzer can be as good as he was in RB Leipzig. Paul Merson believes that Sabitzer is a 'panic buy' and believes that Sabitzer is a fourth-rate player.
Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand commented on these statements by Merson. 'I am absolutely delighted with [the signing],'- Rio Ferdinand said on his Vibe with FIVE YouTube channel. If I was trying to get a short-term replacement for Eriksen at the drop of a hat, Sabitzer is the player I would get.
I watched a hell of a lot of this player when he was at RB Leipzig and he was sensational.'
Rio Ferdinand on Marcel Sabitzer
Rio Ferdinand had only words of praise for this great football player, who at the age of 28 can be of great help to the team.
Ferdinand followed Sabitzer's games even when he was a Leipzig player. It was clear what kind of player he was talking about. The adventure in Bayern did not turn out to be a good move, but Manchester United could revive the career of this great midfielder.
'He was integral to everything they did. Yes he's gone to Bayern and hasn't tore it up there or become a regular but the players he's behind are big, household names. He will be a really good signing for Man United. He's an experienced player who has played in big games, Champions League games.
For me, those comments [from Paul Merson] stink of someone who hasn't seen him play. This guys knows how to play football.'