Report: Adnan Januzaj to stay at Manchester United, unless another attacking player is signed

Adnan Januzaj (low qual)

Januzaj has been linked with loan moves to the likes of Sunderland, West Ham and Everton.

According to the Daily Mail, Adnan Januzaj looks to be staying at Old Trafford for the 2015/16 season, unless another player is brought to the club by head coach Louis van Gaal before the close of the transfer window.

West Ham, Everton and Sunderland have all been linked with signing Januzaj on a loan deal before the close of the transfer window. talkSPORT claimed the Hammers were looking at him, whilst the Sunderland Echo and the Liverpool Echo reported on Sunderland and Everton’s respective interest.

Januzaj struggled at Old Trafford last term, and found himself far out of Van Gaal’s first-team plans.

However, he has started this campaign in much better style, playing in three consecutive games, and netting in his first start of the season - the winner in the 1-0 victory over Aston Villa.

The youngster looks to be coming back to his top form, and the report states that Van Gaal sees him as a member of his first-team set-up.

This is in line with what the Dutch boss told ESPN earlier this month, when he admitted that Januzaj is not for sale.

“He is not for sale,” van Gaal said, before explaining why he missed the opening day victory over Spurs. “I have 28 players and I have to select, and last week I chose other players. He is doing his utmost best.”

However, it is stated that United would not be against loaning the 20-year-old attacker out, but only if Van Gaal can bring in another, more senior, player for his position.

If United do sign another attacker, Januzaj’s place in the team will be back under threat, and the Red Devils will then consider sending him away from Old Trafford on a short-term deal, meaning West Ham, Sunderland and Everton can retain their interest in signing the youngster for the ongoing season.

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