Manchester United youngster Adnan Januzaj has apparently received the same treatment as Bastian Schweinsteiger by his manager Jose Mourinho, after being told that he does not feature in his upcoming season’s plans and was also asked to train with reserves.
Owing to the ‘humiliation’, Adnan Januzaj had reportedly asked for a transfer from the club, however, it seems likely that he will agree to a loan move to Sunderland, who appointed his ex-manager David Moyes as their manager this season.
Adnan Januzaj was the highlight of David Moyes’ torrid tenure of 2013-14 season at Old Trafford. The Belgian made 35 appearances for the senior team and came to the limelight as he scored four goals, two of which came in his first Premier League start against Sunderland that United won 2-1.
Last season, Januzaj failed to impress Mourinho’s predecessor Louis Van Gaal, and hence was sent to Borussia Dortmund on a season-long loan spell which proved disastrous and eventually returned early in January due to the player’s demands.
Adnan Januzaj was left out of the first-team plans by Jose Mourinho and it seems he did not take the management’s decision of training with the reserves so well. He was apparently found changing in the toilet to avoid embarrassment of using the U-21s dressing room. Sources close to Januzaj have expressed bitterness at the lack of respect shown to him and have disclosed that the player feels ‘humiliated’.
Sunderland have nearly completed the signing of two Manchester United players as David Moyes looks to strengthen his squad. Defenders Paddy McNair and Donald Love have both been allowed to undergo medicals at the Stadium of Light as Jose Mourinho begins to trim his squad to requirement.
Sunderland have reportedly agreed to pay a combined initial fee of £5.5 million, with McNair costing £5 million and the deal could rise further to £2 million in add-ons, payable if he is successful at the club.
Adnan Januzaj could easily follow his fellow team-mates, but on a loan deal, that will earn him a chance to replicate his promising performances at David Moyes’ Manchester United reign.Published 11 Aug 2016, 14:03 IST