Adnan Januzaj admits struggles under Louis van Gaal's tactics

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Manchester United ace Adnan Januzaj has admitted that Louis van Gaal's tactics are making things difficult for him at Old Trafford this season, reports the Mirror.

The Belgian international, who enjoyed a fine breakthrough season under previous manager David Moyes last term, has failed to shine on a regular basis throughout the course of this campaign, with Louis van Gaal often playing a 3-5-2 formation.

Defending duties 

And, while admitting that he struggles with the defensive duties, Januzaj has insisted that his best position is as a No.10 or a winger. 

Speaking to United review, the 19-year-old said: "Yes, the system can make it more difficult for me to play there but I have to keep working. That is what I am doing in training every day, as I want to get more games this season.

"I'm not really a wing-back. It's harder for me because there is more defending involved and I'm not really a defender.

"It depends on how my football evolves. My favourite position is as a No.10 or a winger.

United competition 

Januzaj, though, has insisted that, despite there being great competition at United, he's determined to take his opportunities when given the opportunity to play. 

He continued by saying: "There are lots of players here and I can play in different roles - it's just a case of taking my opportunities."

It's certainly not going to be easy for the youngster to secure a regular starting spot, however, with the likes of Juan Mata, Angel di Maria, Wayne Rooney and Co. all competing for places in the attacking areas of the field.

First-team chance 

Things have been looking up for Januzaj in recent time - despite missing last night's FA Cup clash with Cambridge United, the teenager starred in the club's two previous games. 

However, Januzaj is clearly in his manager's plans after it was revealed by the player's agent that United had rejected an approach from French moneybags PSG for his services. 

For now, then, the forward will be concentrating on this weekend's Premier League clash with West Ham United as United go in search of securing Champions League football for next season. Januzaj will no doubt be hoping to play his part against the Hammers on Sunday as the Red Devils go in search of another three points.

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