Adnan Januzaj is close to joining former manager David Moyes at Sunderland in a loan deal.
Man Utd ready to loan Januzaj to Sunderland. pic.twitter.com/GWy8qXJ6uW
— José Mourinho-MUFC (@Utd_JM) August 10, 2016
Januzaj is not a part of newly signed Manchester United manager José Mourinho’s squad, and this has left the youngster humiliated, according to the Telegraph.
Born and raised in Brussels, Januzaj began his career with Belgian club Anderlecht before joining Manchester United in 2011, at the age of 16.
Januzaj made his competitive debut for Manchester United against Wigan Athletic on 11 August, 2013, in the Community Shield, coming on for Robin van Persie with six minutes left to play.
He made his Premier League debut a month later, coming on as a 68th-minute substitute for Ashley Young in a 2–0 home win over Crystal Palace on 14 September.
Januzaj has a chance to be reunited with former boss David Moyes, who handed him his debut. Januzaj enjoyed his most successful period at United under Moyes, scoring 4 goals, assisting thrice, and having made 52 successful take-ons in the league.
David Moyes has already signed two Manchester United players: Donald Love and Paddy McNair. He reportedly hopes to make Januzaj the third.
Januzaj has been training with United’s reserve team since being told by Mourinho a fortnight ago that he would not be part of his plans for this season. He did not take kindly to the news, and feels he should have been shown more respect after 63 first-team appearances.
Januzaj’s attitude has been openly questioned by senior figures at United, including Van Gaal, as well as the Belgium national team.
Can David Moyes rekindle the form Januzaj displayed under him in his first season at United?