Manchester United’s Adnan Januzaj looks set to refuse a season-long-loan to Sunderland after scoring on Friday night.
The Belgian international looked to set to move to Wearside in an attempt to gain first-team experience which is something has been limited during Louis Van Gaal’s first year in charge. With the arrival of Pedro from Barcelona looking increasingly likely, his game time could become even more limited.
Asked by Sky Sports reporter Geoff Shreeves about his Old Trafford future, Januzaj said: “It was only rumours. I am happy here and I will play for my place.”
He added: “I haven’t had a game for a long time so my fitness is not so good but I’m happy to score for the team and the winner. “I hope to have more games in my legs and hopefully score more goals.”
Januzaj made his United debut two years ago under David Moyes and was one of the shining lights in a disastrous season for the Scot. He played 27 league games and scored four goals under the former Everton manager. His game time was limited last season with 18 appearances overall with a number of these from substitutes bench.
The former Anderlecht wonder kid’s potential remains evident though his first team appearances may be limited.