Manchester United’s Adnan Januzaj discusses his future

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Adnan Januzaj has been linked with a departure from Manchester United.

The young Belgian winger has been on the outskirts of the Red Devils first-team this season, and has failed to build on the promise of last term.

Having broken through under David Moyes - and been the only real highlight of the Scottish boss’s spell in charge - big things were expected of the 20-year-old. However, Louis van Gaal’s appointment and his big-spending policy have seen the youngster pushed to the edges of the United set-up, making just 12 Premier League appearances, with only five starts.

The Mirror have linked him with an exit from Old Trafford this year, and they claim that he could be used as a makeweight in a deal for PSG defender Marquinhos in the summer. The young Brazilian is reportedly on the verge of leaving Paris, and United may tempt him to Manchester by offering the Ligue 1 side the winger as part of any potential deal.

There have been no indications that the six-capped international intends to leave Old Trafford in the immediate future, even with his playing time reduced, and he has spoken to Spanish media outlet Marca to address his future, claiming that he is happy at United for the moment. Being young, he is not expecting much football, and there is always the chance that he will be given opportunities in the second half of the season.

Januzaj said: “I do not play much, but I'm at United and I hope to play soon. I have no complaints, I'm still young.

“Only the future knows [what will happen]. I'm good at United, for now.”

Considering the potential that Januzaj showed last season, it has been a disappointment to see him out of the first-team fold this term. However, knowing that he has no intention to leave the Red Devils will be welcome news to United fans, although van Gaal should look to be utilising his talented winger more if he wants to see him develop into the player he surely can become.

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