Adnan Januzaj is closing in on a season-long loan to Sunderland after being left “humiliated” by Jose Mourinho’s decision to drop him from Manchester United’s first-team squad, according to the Telegraph.
A move to the Stadium of Light this summer would reunie Januzaj with his former Man United manager David Moyes, who allowed coached him through his spectacular breakthrough season at Old Trafford.
Moyes has also completed the signings of Paddy McNair and Donald Love, but it doesn’t look like he’ll be done there as reports suggest Marouane Fellaini will also follow Januzaj to Sunderland this summer.
Januzaj has allegedly been training with Man United’s reserve team since being told by Mourinho he would not be part of his plans this season and even resulted in turning up to Carrington already in his kit, he has also changed in the toilets to avoid having to do so in the under-21’s dressing room.
United have been reluctant to let him leave on a permanent deal and you can understand why with the Pogba situation, but humiliating him before he leaves on loan will only make him more desperate to go.
His loan spell at Borussia Dortmund was disastrous and a full season in the Premier League could be incredible for his development, providing him with plenty of first-team game time he won’t receive at United.
There is still every chance he can re-find his form he showed under Moyes, but his difficult attitude could prove a stumbling block as United look to get the best out of him.