Dortmund explain reasons behind Adnan Januzaj’s Man United return
Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc explains why Adnan Januzaj returned to Manchester United prematurely
Adnan Januzaj’s loan move wasn’t a good deal for Borussia Dortmund or Manchester United, according to the German club’s sporting director.
The 20-time English champions opted to recall the Belgium international from his season-long loan at the Bundesliga club on Thursday afternoon.
The 20-year-old United starlet started just three games during his spell at Dortmund after struggling to get into Thomas Tuchel’s first-team.
Dortmund sporting director Zorc lifted the lid on why on the Belgian forward returned to Old Trafford before the end of his loan agreement.
“The loan wasn’t a good deal for both sides all in all,” Zorc is quoted as saying by BBC Sport.
Januzaj didn’t start a game in the Bundesliga, although the 20-year-old made six appearances from the bench for Tuchel’s men.
The United man made three starts and racked up two substitute appearances in the Europa League this term.
The Red Devils youngster scored United’s winner in a 1-0 victory over Aston Villa at Villa Park in their second game of the season in the Premier League.