Manchester United’s Adnan Januzaj has told his boss, Jose Mourinho, that he no longer wants to stay at the club.
— Red Devils Notícias (@RedDevilSquad) July 27, 2016
According to The Daily Mail, the Belgian midfield player was told that he is free to leave the club on a loan deal, but Adnan would prefer a transfer so he can restart his career.
Januzaj wasn’t the only player to be told that he is free to leave, as reports claim that up to nine Manchester United players have been told that they no longer serve a purpose at the club, including the 31-year-old Bastian Schweinsteiger.
Jose Mourinho is looking to trim his squad to as little as 22 players, and it is clear that Adnan Januzaj is not part of Mourinho’s plans.
Adnan Januzaj broke onto the scenes three years ago, when David Moyes decided to give the then 19-year-old a chance in a first team. Januzaj scored a brace in his first start for United against Sunderland in the Premier League.
The exceptional start to his career led to the club offering him a brand-new five-year contract to scare off any potential buyers. The English media even dubbed him “The Next Ronaldo,” due to his impressive performances.
But the Belgian’s career took a turn for the worse when David Moyes was sacked as United manager. His successor, Louis van Gaal, failed to integrate him into the first team squad, and even sent him on loan to Borussia Dortmund during 2015/16 season. But Adnan was sent back early, as he didn’t show a positive attitude whilst training with the Bundesliga side.
Januzaj was left out of Manchester United’s pre-season squad that travelled to Sweden yesterday. The Belgium international is believed to be looking for a club to transfer to, with Ajax, AC Milan, Everton, Sunderland, and Paris Saint-Germain all keen on signing the youngster.
Manchester United could suffer from the decision to let a player like Januzaj leave the club, as they are doing now with Paul Pogba. But Mourinho is determined to get results for the club, at all costs.