Three years on from buying Marouane Fellaini and introducing Adnan Januzaj to the first-team at Manchester United, it now appears David Moyes wants to reunite with the two.
— Mirror Football (@MirrorFootball) July 30, 2016
According to the Mirror, the Scotsman is keen to bring both of them on permanent deals to the Stadium of Light in a bid to avoid the drop this season.
But unfortunately for Moyes, Jose Mourinho has indicated that for any permanent to take place for the due, Sunderland will have to pay a hefty £45 million.
Many Manchester United fans would be happy to see the back of Marouane Fellaini, following his largely disappointing spell at Old Trafford thus far.
Although Fellaini played an important role under Louis Van Gaal, it seems highly unlikely that the Belgian will be used to the same extent by Mourinho, who is looking to strengthen his midfield by signing Paul Pogba. The Frenchman would be able to replace Fellaini’s physical presence in the middle of the park, whilst adding the dynamism – a trait Fellaini doesn’t possess.
Meanwhile, on the other side of the coin, Adnan Januzaj has looked increasingly out of favour at Manchester United, rarely featuring for Louis Van Gaal’s side. The youngster was also left out of Jose Mourinho’s 23-man squad that beat Galatasary 5-2 on Saturday.
Januzaj’s time at Old Trafford seems to be running out, and it looks likely that he will play no role in Jose’s plans in the immediate future. There is no doubt Januzaj’s career has stalled at Man United, and a move to Sunderland, whether permanent or on loan, could go a long way to see the 21-year old recapture the form that brought him to the hearts of United supporters and the credits from football pundits alike.