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.

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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.

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