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Sabitzer hoping personal versatility can be asset for Man Utd

Manchester United midfielder Marcel Sabitzer feels his versatility can be an asset for manager Erik ten Hag.

After adapting well to life in England, the midfielder believes the fact that he can operate in several different positions is important in the modern game, particularly when managers like Ten Hag are so fluid with their tactical approaches, changing formations during games.

“In modern football, there are a lot of tactical things going around," Sabitzer told Inside United, the official club magazine. "You switch during a game so you have to be versatile. I think I am and I think it helps me a lot.

“The manager does a lot of work. He is a hard worker, very structured and he's helping us a lot with his game-plans, with training. He's a very good coach, tactical, and, as a guy too, we are enjoying the fact that he is our manager and are looking forward to working together and bringing trophies to Man United."

The 29-year-old believes his adaptability stems from his ability to play different roles when he was a youngster, starting out in his career.

“I was everywhere!" he admitted. “I was a striker, I was as a winger, a no.10, midfield. So, yeah, I think I'm versatile. I think that I can help the team a lot so I'm very happy with my role."

Sabitzer hopes to add to his first goal for United struck in the FA Cup win against Fulham.

He said: “I've worked on it [my shooting[, very hard and very often.

“After training and during the sessions. I love the shooting. I want to bring it to Man United so I will show it in the games. Hopefully, I'm going to score some goals, of course."

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