Former Man United star questions Adnan Januzaj’s Red Devils future

Former Manchester United winger Keith Giillespie casts doubt on Adnan Januzaj's future at Old Trafford

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Manchester United winger Adnan Januzaj

Keith Gillespie has cast doubt on Adnan Januzaj’s future at Manchester United.

The Beglium international has made a handful of substitute appearances this season after falling down the pecking order since the appointment of Louis van Gaal.

He needs to play further forward. It’s very difficult to fit him in to the system

Adnan Januzaj

The 19-year-old winger is facing competition for a starting spot from British record £59.7m signing Angel di Maria and Spain international Juan Mata.

And former United midfielder Gillespie believes Januzaj will struggle to secure a starting spot in Van Gaal’s side.

“Unfortunately, with the embarrassment of riches Manchester United have at the moment, he’s not first choice,” Gillespie told talkSPORT.

“He’s still young though and is learning the game. He needs games to bring out his potential.

“Last season was very poor for United, but he was probably the one shining light in a team which didn’t perform.

“Just look at the players in the team now, the likes of Angel di Maria, Juan Mata, Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie and Radamel Falcao.

“He’s a winger and I’m not sure he can adapt and play as a wing back. He needs to play further forward. It’s very difficult to fit him in to the system.”

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