The Red Devils’ manager Louis van Gaal has assured youngster Adnan Januzaj that he will return back to Old Trafford after the end of his loan spell at Borussia Dortmund, so says the Mirror.
Januzaj moved to Dortmund on the last day of the summer transfer after United had turned down several approaches from within England and outside throughout the course of the summer. After the youngster’s move to the Bundesliga, many believe that Januzaj’s days at Old Trafford seems numbered but those thoughts have now been dispelled after boss Louis van Gaal’s recent reported comments.
“There were a number of clubs interested in buying Januzaj, but all those offers were rejected out of hand,” a United insider told the Mirror.
“We had no interest in selling a player who will be a big part of United’s future.
“The manager has assured him of that. The move to Dortmund will help him development and he will return to the club a better player because of the minutes he will get on the pitch.
“Blackett was given the same guarantees. He is seen as a Manchester United player.
“If there was no future for either player, they would have been sold rather than been sent out on loan.”
Januzaj, 20, broke into United’s first-team during Sir Alex Ferguson last season at the club. But the Belgium international attacker gained a starting berth under David Moyes. In his first start for the Red Devils, Januzaj scored twice as the 20-time Premier League champions came back from behind to secure a 2-1 win over Sunderland.
However, his career has somewhat stalled under Louis van Gaal, with his development seen as better off abroad with the guarantee of regular game time. He is still regarded as part of United’s plan for the future and could form an attacking partnership with fellow youngsters Anthony Martial and Memphis Depay. Before his loan move to Dortmund, he made two league appearances for United, scoring the only goal as van Gaal’s men defeated Aston Villa in January.