Adnan Januzaj is determined to get off of the Manchester United bench and take on the likes of Wayne Rooney, Angel di Maria and Juan Mata for the No. 10 role in Louis van Gaal’s side, according to his agent.
The Belgian starlet was one of the few bright sparks in the Red Devils’ woeful 2013/14 season, with his emergence under David Moyes blisteringly quick.
But despite the signs of promise from the versatile attacker, Van Gaal has, on most occasions this term, overlooked the 19-year-old – he is yet to start in the Premier League playing just 122 minutes from the bench.
And with the likes of Rooney, Mata and Di Maria all fighting for advanced roles in Van Gaal’s midfield, Januzaj’s chances of game time appear slim.
However, his agent, Dirk de Vries, says that the teenager is determined to gain experience in his favoured position at United:
‘We want to stay,’ said the teenager’s agent Dirk de Vries. ‘Adnan wants to gain experience in England as No 10 — he doesn’t fear the competition.” He is quoted by the Daily Mail.
“Just like anyone else he wants to play but he will wait for his opportunity. He is a super professional and he is still motivated, even when he has to play for the Under 21s.
“We’re not angry. We know the club is very happy with him and they want to keep Adnan for the rest of his career at Old Trafford. They believe in him, otherwise he wouldn’t be handed the No 11 of Ryan Giggs.
“We have to wait until Van Gaal gives him a chance. But we cannot look into the Dutchman’s head and know what he thinks. I believe Adnan plays well at this moment and I’ve heard that he could start the game on Monday.”