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Man United reject Adnan Januzaj completely slates former coach Louis van Gaal

The Belgian youngster says he'll dedicate his first goal for Real Sociedad to the Dutchman

Remember Adnan Januzaj?

The former ‘next-big-thing’ left Manchester United for Spanish side Real Sociedad over the summer, desperately looking to start afresh at a new club in a bid to re-launch his career.

Januzaj joined Real Sociedad for £8million last month

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Januzaj joined Real Sociedad for £8million last month

The 22-year-old was one of the most talked about players in the Premier League a few years back when he broke into United’s first team under David Moyes.

The Belgian scored twice in his first start for the club (a 2-1 win against Sunderland), going on to score fives goals and notching eight assists as one of the only shining lights of Moyes’ disastrous spell at Old Trafford.

Moyes would later descibe Januzaj as “one of the finest young talents I have ever seen” comparing him to a young Wayne Rooney.

The youngster enjoyed a breakout season under David Moyes

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The youngster enjoyed a breakout season under David Moyes

However, with Moyes sacked by the club in April 2014 and Louis Van Gaal taking over the following season, the winger suddenly found himself frozen out, leading to under-whelming loan spells with Dortmund and Sunderland.

Speaking to Spanish outlet AS, Januzaj has spoken openly about his frustrations working under Van Gaal and even claimed he’ll dedicate his first goal with Sociedad to him.

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.”

Louis Van Gaal often criticised the youngsters attitude and work rate

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Louis Van Gaal often criticised the youngsters attitude and work rate

However, he claims to bear no grudge against current United boss Jose Mourinho.

He said: “I have nothing bad to say about Mourinho.

“I have no criticism of him as a coach.

“From the beginning he was fair.”


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