By Andy Hyslop
- Januzaj loan spell with Borussia Dortmund has been cut short this week
- Question marks have raised over the attitude of Januzaj
Adnan Januzaj had his loan spell with Borussia Dortmund cut short this week.Januzaj has failed to make an impact in Germany. Something Van Gaal warned him about before his move to Dortmund.
Many United fans may believe that Januzaj has been recalled by his parent club because they want him to be part of their squad for the rest of the season. That isn’t the case, Januzaj himself has decided to return to Manchester because he has struggled for games with Dortmund.
Januzaj failed to start a Bundesliga game for Dortmund, making only six appearances. While he made three starts in the Europa League as Dortmund rested first-team regulars.
Januzaj make the breakthrough into the United first-team under David Moyes in the 2013/14 season. Under Moyes, Januzaj made 35 appearances, with 27 of those coming in the Premier League.
Last season Januzaj struggled for a place in Van Gaal’s starting eleven, making 21 appearances for United’s first-team, with only eight of those appearances coming from the start of games.
Januzaj was criticised by senior members of the Belgium squad at the 2014 World Cup for the way he trained. A source revealed that the youngster kept nutmegging players and they didn’t like it.
He has only played one minute for his country since the World Cup and recently refused a invitation to play for the under-21s.
There is no doubt that Januzaj is a talented boy, but question marks have raised over his attitude and there is a belief that he is unable to adapt to team strategy.
Januzaj will be turning 21 in the next month and if he wants to have a successful career with Manchester United or another top club in Europe, he may need to start looking at things he needs to change to do that.
Januzaj will probably make his first appearance in a United shirt since his return to Manchester when the under-21s face Reading on Monday night. I believe that Januzaj will remain with the under-21s for the foreseeable future.