Following last night’s 0-1 win over Aston Villa in the West Midlands, Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has cast fresh doubt on the future of the Belgium international at Old Trafford despite the 20-year-old scoring the only goal of the match.
Sunderland has been making overtures to United regarding a season long loan deal, and when questioned about the youngster’s future, the manager was less than certain saying: “We will have to wait and see.
“I was pleased with his goal. It was a wonderful goal, but you have to do more than just score a goal.
“He lost the ball too many times. That was less good. I didn’t substitute him because of that because I’d told him he would play 60 minutes.”
And while the boss was critical over the amount of time United gave the ball away, he did say that Adnan Januzaj was not the only culprit.
He added: “There was a lot of unnecessary ball losses and we are not playing the way I expect from my team. We have to improve that.
“We could have scored more and maybe we should have. But we scored one more than our opponents and you can’t get more than six points (from two games).
“When you score more than your opponents, it is enough.”
As for the player himself Janujaz said he’s happy to stay at Old Trafford and scrap for his place, but that now remains to be seen.
He said: “I am feeling good after scoring that goal. Obviously, I have not had a game for a long time. My fitness is not so good, but I am happy to score the winner.
“I hope to have more games and hopefully score more goals. Talk of me going out on loan was only rumours. I am happy here. Of course, I am going to fight for my place.”