Januzaj absence from squad fuels loan rumours

by Richard Laverty

Adnan Januzaj was once again left out of the matchday squad as Manchester United hosted Southampton on Sunday, accelerating rumours the Belgian could be set for a loan spel away from Old Trafford.

Despite a brief spell of starts against opposition such as Chelsea and Manchester City when Louis van Gaal decided to play with two wingers, Januzaj has since been relegated to the odd substitute appearance but didn’t even make the bench on Sunday.

After not even getting a single minute under his belt despite a heavily changed line-up against Yeovil, rumours continued that the teenager would move on loan this month.

With Aston Villa and Everton seemingly interested, Van Gaal could look to get the winger some Premier League experience although Juventus this week described him as ‘excellent‘ when discussing the possibility of him moving to the Serie A leaders.

Inter Milan are also said to be looking at bringing in Januzaj until the summer and should the club decide he needs some valuable game time he is sure to have plenty of offers for his services.

Januzaj burst on to the scene last season under David Moyes, scoring two goals on his first start for the club against Sunderland and went on to be a shining light in a rather forgetful season for the reds but has since regressed, thanks in no small part to a lack of game time.

A loan spell away from United could be what Januzaj needs because at his age, simply playing football is more important than anything.

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