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Januzaj absence could spark January loan deal

by Richard Laverty

Manchester United’s latest young star Adnan Januzaj could be set for a loan move away in January given the lack of first team football this season, according to The Telegraph.

Januzaj was one of the shining lights of what was otherwise a poor season under David Moyes and suggestions are that it could be Moyes’ new club, Real Sociedad, which gives Januzaj his first team opportunities in the second half of the season.

Moyes appeared convinced by Januzaj’s talents right away and handed him his debut as early as the 2013 Community Shield but reports suggest Louis van Gaal has concerns over the 19-year-old’s attitude.

It seems difficult to believe that a young talent who was fast-tracked into Belgium’s World Cup squad could be missing from action so often but bar a small run of starts in October, Januzaj has had to make do with late substitute appearances this season.


If United’s injury crisis was in attack rather than defence then Januzaj may have had more chances but Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie have been constants in the line-up and it was only recently that Angel Di Maria picked up his first injury.

It was only when Louis van Gaal started playing the 4-3-3 system during Wayne Rooney‘s suspension that Januzaj became a key figure in the starting line-up and was entrusted with a spot in the team against both Chelsea and Manchester City.

But in the diamond formation, Januzaj falls behind Rooney, Di Maria and Juan Mata for the No.10 spot whilst it appears van Gaal believes he isn’t disciplined enough in the wing-back role to play in his preferred 3-5-2 formation.

A return to playing with Moyes may suit Januzaj given the former United boss gave the Belgian his chance at Old Trafford with seemingly little chance of breaking back into the first team at Old Trafford any time soon.

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