Adnan Januzaj’s days at Old Trafford are numbered. The Belgian lost the No.11 shirt, trained with the reserves and was left out of his side’s trip to Sweden for a friendly against Galatasaray last week.
His lack of progression is concerning. Last season, following a failed loan spell at Borussia Dortmund he played a mere total of 17 minutes after returning in January.
Attitude concerns ensued and new manager Jose Mourinho seemingly doesn’t see him in his plans. One suitor to quickly express his interest was unsurprisingly David Moyes, just like when he was in charge at Real Sociedad.
The Scotsman would love to welcome him to his new club Sunderland,as quoted by the Guardian. The move would seem perfect for both with the pair bouncing off each other at Manchester United.
Januzaj started his breakthrough campaign in October 2013 when Moyes handed him a first Premier League start at, of all places, the Stadium of Light. Januzaj scored two crackers as United came back from a goal down.
27 appearances in the league followed and the 21-year-old represented the only man sad to see Moyes sacked, portraying the sole success story of his terrible tenure.
Moyes rates him highly both as a player and a person, never hiding his admiration for the youngster.
“Adnan Januzaj is, in my managerial time, the best young talent up there with Wayne Rooney,” Moyes told the Telegraph.
“You can see what he can become. When we had Wayne at Everton you could see the potential. Adnan Januzaj has got all that at the same age as Wayne. He’s one of the best young talents in Europe and he will go on to become one of the best players.”
With his last two managers doubters, his confidence is low. It’s understandable that he and his advisors want him to play regular football this season.
Will it be on Wearside? He’ll have a boss he trusts, who knows how to get the best out of him, appreciates him and will give him every chance to fulfil his forgotten potential once again.
It also has a team that could do with Januzaj’s renewed talent and that will be win-win for everyone.