Man Utd Flop Adnan Januzaj Blames Louis Van Gaal For Ruining His Career

Let it go, Adnan

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One of the few positives to arise from David Moyes' gloomy tenure at Manchester United was the emergence of Adnan Janujaz.

Moyes talked him up as a future Old Trafford icon, and the then 19-year-old winger's exciting debut season led to United turning down a big money offer from French giants PSG.

But then Louis Van Gaal arrived with his fabled 'project', and Januzaj was left out in the cold. His subsequent loan moves to Borussia Dortmund and Sunderland produced little of note, and he finally made a permanent move this summer to Real Sociedad.

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While the Belgian youngster holds no grudge against the manager who ultimately let him go, Jose Mourinho, he still blames Van Gaal for stunting his progress all those years ago. Talking to AS, he said:

"If I score a goal I will dedicate it to Van Gaal. I don't want to talk about him but everyone knows how many problems I had with him. We didn't have the best of rapports.

"It wasn't easy, it's very frustrating and difficult when you are in a situation like that. I didn't have many possibilities to play. I spent a long time on the bench and that makes you lose confidence and minor injuries emerge.

"Many times I wouldn't play as a starter and you struggle to shine without continuity. The coach would put me in positions that I didn't know how to play in and I had little experience in. I hope that one day, I can shut up all those people that criticised me."

And now we cut live to Louis Van Gaal hearing the news...

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