Despite being shipped out on loan to Sunderland, Adnan Januzaj is determined to prove his worth to Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho and salvage his further career at Old Trafford.
The 21-year-old burst onto the scene at Manchester United under David Moyes in 2013, showing up 35 times in all competitions and scoring four goals and assisting three times in his first season.
However, after the sacking of Moyes and the arrival of Louis Van Gaal, people saw the Manchester United graduate’s form drop massively amid rumors of poor attitude.
Januzaj was then loaned out to Borussia Dortmund last season, but he failed to impress the Dortmund boss Tuchel and his loan spell at the club was cut short due to lack of any proper game time after only 12 appearances.
His fortunes did not change following the arrival of Jose Mourinho in the club, with the united boss sending him on a season-long loan move to Sunderland where he rejoined with his former boss Moyes. Presently, three months into his spell in the north east, the 21-year-old has spoken up about his United future.
He told Belgian newspaper HLN Sport: “I understand that I was no priority for Mourinho. I don’t have to talk, I have to perform.”
The Belgian is confident that his performances at Sunderland will help him show Mourinho that he is good enough.
The winger added: “I don’t have any time to waste. I have to prove again that I’m a worthy Manchester United player.”
In eight appearances for the Black cats the youngster has scored only once and was forced to miss a couple of weeks of action due to an ankle injury but the Belgian youngster has shown the glimpse of his capability. Now it remains to be seen whether he can make it big under his previous boss and make himself a priority for Jose Mourinho.