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Adnan Januzaj discusses his Manchester United exit

Why Januzaj decided to leave Manchester United

Former Manchester United wonderkid Adnan Januzaj has explained why he wanted to leave the club and why he didn’t get much of a chance under Jose Mourinho.

The Belgian was once tipped to be the next big thing at Old Trafford but that didn’t quite work out.

He was loaned out twice, first to Borussia Dortmund before Mourinho sanctioned a move to David Moyes’ Sunderland.

He was even unable to impress there and soon found himself out of form and out of favour.

Then he made the move to Spain with Real Sociedad and hasn’t looked back since.

He has been decently impressive and is now enjoying playing football again.

Though, he’s been speaking about his Manchester United exit.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 11: Jose Mourinho, Manager of Manchester United looks on prior to the Premier League match between Manchester City and Manchester United at Etihad Stadium on November 11, 2018 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

“I had to move on and now I am happy in Spain and making a difference”

He has explained that Mourinho wanted to sign ‘more experienced players with names’ and that meant he had to leave.

Though, he ‘always knew I had the quality to play for Manchester United.’

“I didn’t really get a chance because at the time he [Mourinho] probably wanted more experienced players with names,” he explained, as quoted by Sky Sports. 

“For me it wasn’t a problem. I had to move on and now I am happy in Spain and making a difference. I always knew I had the quality to play for Manchester United. I know what I am capable of.

“They didn’t give me a chance but it’s not a problem I am happy in Spain and enjoying my football.”


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He has also been speaking about Man United’s form.

Though, he doesn’t expect them to be kept down for long, insisting ‘they are going to get back on top’.

“They [Manchester United] are struggling, it is a great team and great fans but they are struggling at the moment,” Januzaj continued.

“Obviously, they are going to get back on top. I think they need to make the right decisions to win games. There are many different reasons [why they are struggling] so they need to make right decisions.”

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