In a report published by The Sun, Manchester United youngster Adnan Januzaj’s days at Old Trafford may be numbered already after failing to impress boss Louis van Gaal.
The Belgian international was labelled one of the Europe’s most promising stars after breaking in to the United team 15 months ago.
On his first full start, he netted a fabulous brace in a 2-1 victory over Sunderland and immediately drew parallels with the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
Not long after, reported interest from Europe’s best was said to be intense, prompting executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward to take action and tie him down on a five-year contract.
Such prominence, however, has since turned into somewhat bewilderment as Januzaj fails to get a look in this season, starting just four Premier League matches.
The attacking midfielder seemingly has no spot in Van Gaal’s preferred 3-5-2 formation, and if a report in The Sun is to be believed he may no longer have a place at Old Trafford.
“Adnan Januzaj is heading for the Old Trafford exit door just months after being hailed as one of Europe’s best young players. While Moyes was happy to give Januzaj his head and the freedom to run at defenders, the youngster has found himself a victim of the LVG philosophy this season,” the report claims.
Januzaj has played in a number of positions this season, including an unorthodox holding midfield position as Van Gaal shuffled his squad around as a result of injuries.
His last appearance came on New Years Day as he came off the bench and participated in the final 26 minutes of United's 1-1 draw at Stoke City.