It is a busy day for Manchester United fans here in the Football Transfer Tavern as the Daily Mirror claim that Adnan Januzaj will be staying at Old Trafford this January with a loan move out of the question.
As our landlord notes after pouring another round of pints at the bar, the majority of the press and indeed our regulars were under the impression that a loan spell in the second half of the season would be beneficial to the Belgian winger.
Januzaj has hardly featured under Louis van Gaal this season despite enjoying a fruitful breakthrough campaign last term under now Real Sociedad boss David Moyes.
However it seems that United are determined to keep Januzaj at the club and will make the Belgian fight for a first team place against the likes of Juan Mata, Angel Di Maria, Wayne Rooney, Ashley Young and Ander Herrera, depending on how Louis van Gaal utilises them.
Despite United’s stance, we can only see Januzaj remaining on the bench and appearing as an infrequent impact sub for the remainder of the 2014/15 campaign.
It seems a few of our regulars who plumped on Januzaj joining Everton on loan in the next few weeks won’t be realising a bumper payday any time soon!
Manchester United fans. Would you keep Januzaj at Old Trafford for the rest of the season or would a loan move to the likes of Everton or Real Sociedad prove beneficial in his long-term development? Let us know your thoughts below.
Click here to comment on this articleor
Give us feedback on your Football Transfer Tavern experience