When Jose Mourinho took over at Manchester United, he knew he had some important decisions to make.
He didn’t have long to decide which players wouldn’t feature in his plans for the upcoming season and he was always going to upset a few people.
With the Special One bringing in Eric Bailly, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba, some players would have to make way. It was as simple as that.
However, there’s one player that feels “humiliated” by the way Mourinho has treated him. That man is Adnan Januzaj.
The winger is on the verge of joining Sunderland on a season-long loan spell but, according to the Mirror, the 21-year-old is furious at Mourinho for a number of reasons.
The report claims that a source close the player told them that he’s “humiliated” by the way he’s been treated because he’s been a first-team player for the previous three seasons.
Januzaj was dumped from the first-team and ordered to train with the Under-21s during pre-season. He was so upset at this that he often changed at his house or in the toilets at Carrington, rather than with the youngsters.
He is also upset that the iconic number 11 was taken away from him and given to Anthony Martial.
With Januzaj playing very few minutes for United during pre-season, he believes that his Portuguese manager hasn’t seen enough of him to declare him surplus to requirements.
Because of Mourinho’s treatment, Januzaj was desperate to leave to Old Trafford club on a permanent basis with Serie A or La Liga being the ideal destinations.
However, the club are unwilling to sell him permanently because they feel that if he succeeds at the Stadium of Light, his value could increase dramatically.
Januzaj is highly unlikely to be the last player at United that Mourinho will upset this summer. There are still doubts over the future of numerous players as he attempts to slim down his squad ahead of his Premier League campaign.