Adnan Januzaj is expected to go out on loan this season having failed to make it into Jose Mourinho’s plans.
The Belgian’s likely destination is Sunderland, where he would link up with David Moyes who he previously worked and excelled under at United.
It is understood, however, that Januzaj would prefer a permanent move away from Old Trafford after having limited chances last season and things unlikely to change in the Jose era after not being named in Mourinho’s 26 man squad for the season. He has since been training with the reserves.
Januzaj’s attitude has often been an issue
It is hard to doubt Januzaj’s obvious talent and potential, however his commitment and attitude has been questioned after he broke onto the scene in David Moyes’ short stay at the club.
Fans were in awe after his match-winning performance away at Sunderland under Moyes and the Scotsman is very keen to be reunited with the Belgian at the Stadium of Light.
United want a loan move for Januzaj as they recognize his talent and understand he needs to develop playing first-team football, albeit with a much better attitude.
They are aware of the Paul Pogba situation where a midfield talent was let go and a world record transfer fee was needed to bring him back to Old Trafford.
New Sunderland manager and ex Manchester United manager, David Moyes, wants to take Adnan Januzaj on loan for the season.
David Moyes is set to enquire over a loan deal to bring Januzaj, 21, to the Stadium of Light. Sunderland wanted to sign the Belgium international last season before his loan move to Borussia Dortmund.
The young Belgian’s loan to the German club was anything but successful making only 6 appearances for Dortmund and having his loan deal cut short in January.
Januzaj made his full debut for United against Sunderland, under David Moyes, back in 2013 scoring twice in a 2-1 win for United. He was one of the few positives to come out of David Moyes tenure at United with his performances being met with rave reviews and greeted with great positivity and optimism from United fans.
However since then his career at United has stalled with a string of poor performances and the arrivals of Memphis Depay and Anthony Martial.
David Moyes wants to sign Januzaj and build a squad capable of more than fighting relegation with Adnan Januzaj hoping to kick start his career under the manager that gave him his Premier League debut. If he can secure a loan move away from Old Trafford this season then it will surely be his last chance to impress Mourinho and convince him that he deserves a place at United.
Is a loan move the right thing for Januzaj and United or would a permanent move away be better for both player and club? Let us know what you think in the comment section below.
Lack of playing time is hindering Adnan Januzaj’s development
The Manchester United attacker is currently on loan to Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund.
Adnan Januzaj started brightly bagging his first goal just 18 minutes into his debut – a charity match versus St Pauli. Since then he has made little impact and is yet to start a game in the league. He has made just 5 appearances as a sub and created just one assist.
Two years ago it was a completely different story as he raised eye-brows at Manchester United during the Moyes era. The FA even considered him as someone who could one day play for England, as he is a ‘homegrown’ player.
Things changed though, with the arrival of current United boss, Louis van Gaal. Januzaj was given chances in both the No 9 and No 10 roles – roles that Januzaj has openly said he prefers to play in – by the manager but failed to impress. The decision was then made that the player would be shipped out on loan in the hope that he would play more and develop.
So what happens next for Adnan Januzaj? Does he see out his loan spell at Dortmund then go back out on loan to a team where he is likely to get more game time? Or does he finish his current loan spell then leave Manchester United altogether?
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