Speaking to Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo, Adnan Januzaj has expressed his desire to prove former club Manchester United wrong.
Adnan Januzaj was widely heralded as the next big thing by Manchester United fans when he broke into the scene for the Red Devils during the 2013/14 Premier League campaign and understandably so, as the winger produced a number of wonderful performances under David Moyes in what had been a very difficult season as a whole for the club.
While it was logical to think at the time that Januzaj would go on to establish himself as a regular for the United first team following his fine debut campaign, the attacker regressed instead following the arrival of Louis van Gaal and after disappointing loan spells at Bourssia Dortmund and Sunderland, current manager Jose Mourinho got rid of the Belgian international on a permanent basis over the summer.
The 22-year-old joined Spanish side Real Sociedad for around £10million and the United faithful certainly would have harbored regrets over the fact that the youngster could have made so much more of his talent at Old Trafford.
Nonetheless, Januzaj seems to be getting back to his best at Real Sociedad – having put in a number of promising performances recently and the ex-Anderlecht man has stated that he is currently intent on proving Manchester United wrong while also paving the way for his return back to England.
Januzaj said, “Real Sociedad wanted to sign me over a long period of time, but I was playing for Manchester United. It has been a tough time, especially under Louis Van Gaal’s tenure. Now, I want to prove them wrong. Jose Mourinho has opened the door for a future return and I respect him for that.”