Manchester United midfielder Adnan Januzaj has given fans an update of how he is getting on during his loan spell at Borussia Dortmund.
The 20-year-old bade the move to the Bundesliga on transfer deadline day this summer having been unable to convince Louis van Gaal that he deserves a place in the first team squad. Januzaj started Man United’s second game of the season away at Aston Villa and scored the winner but has struggled for opportunities in Dortmund since his move.
The Belgian is certainly a player who shows a lot of promise but his development seems to have stagnated over the past couple of years. Having broken into the first team under David Moyes, Januzaj has struggled to get on good terms with van Gaal, who will be hoping the youngster can come back from his loan spell with more to offer United.
Januzaj admitted it took him time to settle in at Dortmund, as he told MUTV: “Everything is going good for me but it’s never easy at the start,” he told MUTV.
“I needed a bit of adaptation time, one or two months, to adapt to German football and get to know my team-mates.
“It’s a very difficult language to learn but I can understand quite a bit of it. Everyone speaks English in the team so it’s easier for me to communicate with them.”
Januzaj has not had the impact he would have wanted to when he made the move to the German giants but with him scheduled to be at Signal Iduna Park for the remainder of the season, there is plenty of time for him to win over the fans.
He added: “Of course, I want to play more games. We have a really good team over here and are winning a lot of games. Our ambition is to try to overtake Bayern Munich at the top of the league and we also want to win the Europa League. I can say I feel good at the club, I just need to get more games and I’ll be fine.
“I will go somewhere on holiday [this winter] to work by myself so hopefully I can do something in the second part of the season.”
Januzaj did something similar, when he took a club fitness coach on holiday with him this summer in an attempt to return to training fitter than ever before. The young winger will know that he must put in the hard work over the next few months to catch van Gaal’s eye and help resurrect his United career.