Early on Wednesday morning, Manchester United made the loan signing of Marcel Sabitzer from Bayern Munich official.
Christian Eriksen’s ankle injury on Tuesday prompted United into deadline-day action and is expected to keep the Danish midfielder out until early May.
Earlier in the January transfer window, manager Erik ten Hag finalized the loan signing of Dutch forward Wout Weghorst.
Sabitzer, 28, who formerly served as RB Leipzig’s club captain, has 68 Austrian caps to his credit.
Sabitzer, who will remain at Old Trafford for the remainder of the season, said: “There are times in life when you have to make swift and significant decisions.
“I immediately realized this opportunity was a good fit for me after learning about it. I am a competitive player, and this season, my goals are to assist the team win and accomplish its objectives.
“I believe I am at the top of my game and have a lot to offer the team in terms of experience and vigor,” He said.
“Marcel is a player that we have followed for a long time,” said John Murtough, the director of football at Manchester United. The chance presented itself right away, and we were confident that he had the skills and character necessary to make a difference.
United is now fourth in the Premier League and is the overwhelming favorite to win the League Cup final later this month.