Manchester United round-up: Adnan Januzaj names five-a-side team

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Adnan Januzaj has named his dream Manchester United five-a-side team, but fans might be surprised with a couple of the Belgium international's selections.

For starters he opted against naming a goalkeeper, secondly he selected no defenders, and finally he named three of United's most out-of-form players.

Quizzed by Manchester United's official website, Januzaj replied: "If I do not need a keeper – Wazza, van Persie, Di Maria and either Falcao or Mata."

United captain Wayne Rooney tends to get in most of his teammate's dream five-a-side line-up - and understandably so - but we're not sure young Adnan has been paying enough attention during recent matches.

Perhaps Robin van Persie, Radamel Falcao and Angel di Maria have impressed in training, but on the pitch - where it really matters - the attacking trio have flatted to deceive this term.

Juan Mata, meanwhile, has barely featured in recent weeks after failing out of favour with United boss Louis van Gaal.

Januzaj himself has been in and out of Van Gaal's starting line-ups this season and is still yet to convince the veteran Dutch coach that he deserves a regular starting berth.

But the 20-year-old certainly has a bright future ahead of him - just perhaps not in management judging by his five-a-side selection.

Manchester United fans: which players would make it into your dream five-a-side team? Tell us by leaving a comment in the box below!

Radamel Falcao in total shock after U21 call up

While Januzaj rates Falcao highly, Louis van Gaal clearly doesn't after leaving him on the bench for Manchester United's previous two fixtures.

The Colombia international is understood to be in 'total shock' - according to a Daily Mail source - after being told to report for Under-21 duty on Tuesday night.

Falcao even failed to make an impact against Tottenham's reserve side and, at this rate, might not be selected by Van Gaal again before the end of the season.

The formerly prolific striker has reportedly accepted that he joined the wrong club last summer, and it now seems that all parties are looking forward to the loan deal expiring in a few months' time.

Who should replace Radamel Falcao at Manchester United? Have your say in the comments below!

Memphis Depay hints at Man United move

And finally, PSV Eindhoven's talented Dutch star Memphis Depay - labelled the 'new Cristiano Ronaldo' by some - has hinted that he could join Manchester United this summer.

The £20 million-rated Netherlands international dropped a hint in very modern style: he favourited a tweet linking him with a summer switch to Old Trafford.

This is according to the Manchester Evening News because Depay, keen to avoid the rumour mill going into overdrive, has since unfavourited the tweet.

Is Memphis Depay good enough for Manchester United? Drop a comment in the box below to let us know your thoughts!

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