Adnan Januzaj will reportedly push for talks with Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal this summer as he seeks assurances regarding his long-term future at Old Trafford.
The 20-year-old rose to prominence last season under David Moyes - a rare bright spark in his brief tenure - and was rewarded with a lucrative five-year contract before being handed Ryan Giggs’ No.11 shirt.
It has, however, been a different story entirely since Van Gaal was appointed as the club’s new manager, with Januzaj having started only eight times as Manchester United have been restored to a more typical place in the league.
The Sun on Sunday carry a story that claims Januzaj will push at the end of the season to find out just what the future holds, although there is no suggestion that the young Belgian will pursue a move away.
Januzaj’s fleeting influence this term has been a niggling frustration for Manchester United supporters, particularly at the start of the campaign as Van Gaal’s side struggled for creativity and results.
However, their rise into the Premier League’s top three positions have placed concerns regarding Januzaj on the back-burner, with Van Gaal’s team finally having clicked into a more typical Manchester United team.
Another summer in which the club are expected to spend significant sums once again will raise doubts about Januzaj once more and perhaps he will be afforded the opportunity to go out on loan.
That is something he certainly would not have expected after he was anointed the successor to Giggs, but surely he would rather play regularly than continue to watch Manchester United from the sidelines.
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