The Belgian arrived at Wearside on loan back in August 2016 after failing to breach Jose Mourinho‘s first team and only managed one goal all season as Sunderland crashed into the Championship.
Shaw, on the other hand, was consigned to the periphery of proceedings under Jose Mourinho for large parts of the season after the Portuguese questioned his mentality.
The duo were pictured enjoying Suhur, the pre-dawn meal eaten by Muslims during Ramadan, amid uncertainty surrounding their Old Trafford futures.
You sense that Januzaj’s Old Trafford career is nearing a gloomy, underwhelming end. That spectacular brace at the Stadium of Light feels like an eon ago, and reports claiming that Mourinho will listen to offers for the 22-year-old over the summer suggests he is now surplus to requirements at Man United.
Shaw’s predicament, on the other hand, is far less predictable: the Englishman responded brilliantly to Mourinho’s public questioning of his attitude on training, only to then suffer ankle ligament damage against Swansea City – right before a string of games that, if negotiated well, could have secured his place in the United side heading into the 2017/18 season.
His United career is far from over but, with Matteo Darmian expressing a desire to remain at Old Trafford and Mourinho set to move for AS Monaco’s Benjamin Mendy, restoring himself to the starting XI promises to be an uphill struggle.