Adnan Januzaj is indeed a talented midfield player. Currently out on loan at Borussia Dortmund, the 20-year-old has a crucial year ahead.
Januzaj first captured attention when he scored a brace for Manchester United against Sunderland in the David Moyes era. He showed good promise and was regarded as the future of Manchester United.
United gave Januzaj the iconic number 11 shirt which defines the legacy of United’s all-time great Ryan Giggs. He started this season in his favourite number-10 position and also scored the winner against Villa in the Barclays Premier League.
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Therefore it was even more surprising to see him leave on loan. Even despite this latest development, he still remains part of United’s future and long-term prospects.
Obviously, Louis van Gaal wants Januzaj to grow as a player and do justice to his talent. With so many signings coming in, it was difficult for United authorities to give the young Belgian desired game time. In order to make him grow as a player, a club such as Borussia Dortmund is perfect for his nourishment.
Putting further light on the matter, Januzaj is full of talent and will be vital for United in the future. For him, it is an opportunity to play more games and enhance his craft. He will get the experience of playing in a different league with a different mindset in a different style, a combination that can only aid his development.
Dortmund will provide him with a fresh environment. It is important that Januzaj uses this year to make an impression and make further improvements as a player. Alternatively if he struggles, his career could follow a similar path to that of Nani and Javier Hernandez, who departed this summer after spending last year on loan abroad.
His parent club Manchester United are banking a lot on him. A good loan spell and an improved Januzaj will mean more productive options for United authorities in the seasons to follow. The Belgian has got the potential; he is that spark which is indeed the long term solution to problems at Old Trafford.
The Red Devils were famous for winning trophies through young guns in the Ferguson era. United fans will be hoping for a developed Januzaj next season.
Let’s just hope it’s a productive and injury free loan spell for the 20 year old midfield future Adnan Januzaj.