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Louis van Gaal wants Adnan Januzaj to stay at Manchester United

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Adnan Januzaj's agent has revealed that Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal wants to keep the Belgian international at Old Trafford, reports the Telegraph.

Dirk de Vries has suggested that French champions Paris Saint-Germain have shown interest in the talented 19-year-old in this January transfer window, but Van Gaal has blocked any potential departure from the club. 

Tricky time 

Januzaj, who broke into the Red Devils' first-team under David Moyes last term, has endured a tricky time under the new regime this season, having failed to maintain his place in the side. 

In fact, after the likes of Angel di Maria, Ander Herrera and Co. signed for the club this past summer, Januzaj has fallen down the pecking order at the Theatre of Dreams. 

However, the player's agent has insisted that, despite PSG directly contacting the Red Devils, Van Gaal has decided that he wants to keep the winger in Manchester. 

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Dirk de Vries told reporters: "Yes, PSG have shown themselves to be interested this winter," De Vriese told French website Foot Mercato. "They directly contacted Manchester United for information.

"But Louis van Gaal announced that he [Januzaj] cannot leave this winter. Not as a permanent transfer nor as a loan.

"The coach considered him as an important player for squad. He is counting on everyone.
"It seems like a definitive decision, I don’t think that it can change.”

Januzaj chances 

Despite his struggles of late, Januzaj was handed a rare start for United in the FA Cup last Friday as they failed to break down League Two outfit Cambridge United.

And, despite clearly lacking match fitness, the teenager provided glimpses of what he has to offer the first team, so will now be hoping to feature on a more regular basis in the second half of the season. 

There's no doubt about it, Manchester United fans will be desperate to see Januzaj take to the pitch on a more regular basis, as he looks to make an impact under Van Gaal sooner rather than later. 

Manchester United fans: Do you think Januzaj will feature on a regular basis over the coming weeks and months? Have your say in the comments section below! 

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