Manchester United fans have reacted to the news of Adnan Januzaj‘s loan move to Sunderland.
The 21-year-old joins former Man United manager David Moyes at Sunderland on a season long loan after being omitted from Jose Mourinho’s first team squad.
Januzaj introduced himself to the world with a game-winning brace against Sunderland under Moyes and was Man United’s brightest spark for large periods of the season. His recent regression under Louis van Gaal, however, has led to the Belgian reuniting with Moyes restore his blistering form of two years ago.
A section of United fans were supportive of the Januzaj’s move, whilst others saw it as another chance to chastise the youngster.
Januzaj needs to make a better impression that he did at Dortmund, who were not impressed.
— Simon Stone (@sistoney67) August 12, 2016
Sunderland was the club that announced Januzaj into limelight.
Strange irony that is the club he will need to revitalize his career
— kenna (@kennagq) August 12, 2016
Always a difficult one with Januzaj, the talent is obviously there but with 50+ first-team appearances he has had more than enough chances
— United Reserves (@unitedreserves_) August 12, 2016
People are keen to dismiss Adnan Januzaj after his development stalled but he's still only 21. Got the raw talent, just needs right stage.
— Andrew Gaffney (@GaffneyVLC) August 12, 2016
Januzaj season loan confirmed. Needs to get his career back on right path. Wasting talent. Another Powell? #MUFC
— Stuart Mathieson (@StuMathieson7) August 12, 2016
— Matt Burgess (@MattBurgess21) August 12, 2016
Moyes and Januzaj’s relationship at United was something of an anomaly. Whilst the rest of United’s attacking side slowly subsided into painful inertness under the Scot, Januzaj was simply breathtaking, seamlessly gliding past opponents as his teammates, static and impotent, watched on and tried to keep up.
Like most wingers, Januzaj is something of a confidence player, and returning to the man who oversaw the zenith of his career will hopefully galvanise the 21-year-old into rediscovering the form that saw him make international headlines just two years ago.