Adnan Januzaj will return to Manchester United next season

by Sam Peoples

Borussia Dortmund do not have a buy option as part of their loan contract with Adnan Januzaj and the Belgian will be returning to Manchester United next season.

The 20-year-old joined Dortmund on Monday in a deal which caught everybody by surprise after his man of the match winning performance against Aston Villa only a couple of weeks beforehand.

Immediately, concerns were raised over whether Dortmund had a buy option included in the Januzaj loan but Manchester Evening News has confirmed that is not the case.

That will be music to the ears of United fans who were very concerned over the possibility may have been sold.

Now that we know Januzaj won’t be going anywhere on a permanent deal next summer, focus can switch towards the correct idea he needs as much game time as possible out in Dortmund.

Dortmund have a wealth of attacking options to choose from and Januzaj is far from first choice, so he faces a battle for a spot in the starting XI but he’ll need to work even harder than he has been this season in order to gain those opportunities.

Big things are still expected of Januzaj. He may not have pushed on as much as some hoped following his breakthrough season under David Moyes but he’s still only 20 and has his whole career ahead of him, so has plenty of time left to fulfil his potential.

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