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I'd like to see him go to PSV or a similar club on loan. He desperately needs game time to continue his development so LVG needs to decide if he will get that here or elsewhere.
 

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PSV are also in the Champions League. That would be great if he does go there on loan.
 

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It's funny how easily people forget how good he was last season. He stood out last year as one of our key players at 19years old. He stepped up, when the majority of players didn't. That talent didn't go away suddenly, just needs game time right now.
I thought his performances last year, although very good, were also a bit overrated because he's a youth player, and lets face it, we're all a bit desperate for a youth player to come through and set the world alight. The fact that he wasn't able to do it again is ample evidence he needs a loan where he can get minutes and develop.
 

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good game from him today with the u-21's... goal and a great assist. him and wilson are clearly a cut above the rest.

any idea if he got injured?
 

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With Depay coming, the competition with Di Maria and Mata, even Valencia, I doubt that he will be here next year... For his development, he needs to play regularly. He has the potential to play with the Belgian team in the next Euro, and should take a loan somewhere else.

I like him very much. His style etc. And would like him to develop in a terrific player, but I'm afraid that this second year has been too hard for his development
 

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I wan't him to go to a Premier League side. I think he will be forgotten if he does go to PSV. Moving to PSV will just make his confidence low because he is just a item in the Depay deal.

Edit: On loan ofcourse.
 

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I always thought he was left-footed. Is he right-footed? If not, that assist was fantastic for a pass played with his weaker foot.
Well, he did score his debut goals against Sunderland with his left foot, and they did seem like comfortable shots.
 

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I always thought he was left-footed. Is he right-footed? If not, that assist was fantastic for a pass played with his weaker foot.
He's left footed. It was an exceptional pass with his weaker foot.

Also we shouldn't loan him. We need a bigger squad for next year and he's easily talented enough to force his way into the side if given chances.
 

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I'd loan him to a lower PL team, give him regular game time in the league he'll hopefully be playing in long term.

Some nice stuff in that video, don't think any of the 'elite development squad' (lol) will be breaking in to city's first team any time soon though.
 

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I agree with this but seem to be in a tiny minority on here.
Yeah but LvG seems very different to Fergie when it comes to 'chances', i.e. rotation. It's very difficult for players to force their way into his team, in fact it's mostly happened this year due to injuries. The likes of Herrera and Mata got dropped earlier for having one or two bad games and couldn't get near the team again until others got injured. Januzaj is young and I'm still expecting him to be largely inconsistent next season so I still think his chances would be quite limited.
 

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Assuming we're sticking with the three man attack, he'll have to get past Depay, Di Maria, Young and Mata to get a start. Having five wide players in the squad is too much.
 

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a loan deal to a PL club is always preferable, although PSV always sounds like an interesting move.

if it is a PL club then i hope it is going to be a 6 months loan deal first, just in case we need to get him back in mid season or worse situation, he is not playing like rossi at newcastle years back.
 

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Yeah but LvG seems very different to Fergie when it comes to 'chances', i.e. rotation. It's very difficult for players to force their way into his team, in fact it's mostly happened this year due to injuries. The likes of Herrera and Mata got dropped earlier for having one or two bad games and couldn't get near the team again until others got injured. Januzaj is young and I'm still expecting him to be largely inconsistent next season so I still think his chances would be quite limited.
We've played so (relatively) few games this season we haven't had any need to rotate. Will be a different story with European football and (hopefully!) more Carling Cup games.
 

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Will be a shame if he gets loaned out while we play a fancy Dutch import, who is likely to have a tough time in his first season.

Adnan needs a regular chance to showcase his talent, which he has plenty of. Loans are no guarantees. He needs to train with the first team and get game time, which we would have plenty of next season.
 
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PSV would be the perfect club for Januzaj.

Cocu is a good young manager who has a great working relationship with Van Gaal (played under him at Barcelona) so he can keep the trainer coach updated on Januzaj's progress, and maybe we can implement a specific training/ nutrition for Adnan in Eindhoven. He also professes an attacking style of play which will help with Januzaj' development, and has the experience of playing at big clubs, that's something which helps young players along the way.

PSV have a vacancy in the wide-ish attacking midfielder spot with the departure of Memphis and Tadic in consecutive windows so Adnan will get a chance to start sharpish. The Dutch school of football is renowned for training wingers/ wide midfielders (something that Gary Neville pointed out in a recent segment) :


Januzaj will also get the chance to play in the Champions League and maybe content for the Eredivisie title again next season vs Ajax. And he will have a low pressure environment to hone his craft, something that gets overlooked in the bottom line-oriented approach of mid table Premier League clubs where a lot of managers have no time for longer term perspective or player development, and will have no problems in consistently starting a more experienced player over Januzaj just because he might help scrape an extra point or two. There is no intrinsic benefit to loaning him out to another team in the league.

At PSV, Januzaj will likely get more playing time, potential title deciding game experience (vs Ajax or Feyenoord), will get to play in the Champions League, train under Cocu alongside other young players in their team, and just develop his game in a low pressure environment away from the media glare. Seems ideal.
 

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I'd loan him to a lower PL team, give him regular game time in the league he'll hopefully be playing in long term.

Some nice stuff in that video, don't think any of the 'elite development squad' (lol) will be breaking in to city's first team any time soon though.
I guess that a move to PSV makes more sense. They play in a higher technical level than most of EPL teams, play in UCL, and will fight for the title there. Better than going to the likes of Sunderland, Stoke or similar teams, especially considering that if they're fighting for relegation they may drop him for a tall and strong player.

Southampton might be a good option, but not sure that he'll start for them.
 

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I guess that a move to PSV makes more sense. They play in a higher technical level than most of EPL teams, play in UCL, and will fight for the title there. Better than going to the likes of Sunderland, Stoke or similar teams, especially considering that if they're fighting for relegation they may drop him for a tall and strong player.

Southampton might be a good option, but not sure that he'll start for them.
It's a fair point, and @Invictus post above is certain very convincing, I just feel that loans abroad don't always work out as well as ones where the player stays in England, plus PL experience is always good.
 

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We've played so (relatively) few games this season we haven't had any need to rotate. Will be a different story with European football and (hopefully!) more Carling Cup games.
as long as we don't meet Leeds or MK Dons.

Yeah we have played feck all games, that's true, but still, we've just signed Memphis, and I'm pretty sure both Young and Di Maria will be here next season too. I'm not sure being our 4th choice winger (potentially 5th, if Mata is here) next season is enough for Adnan, despite the extra games. He's also very Nani-esque (dare I say it) in that he seems to need a constant run of games to hit form, something I'm just not sure will happen very often.

EDIT: And invictus has made such a convincing case for PSV there that it seems a no brainer!
 

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PSV would be the perfect club for Januzaj.

Cocu is a good young manager who has a great working relationship with Van Gaal (played under him at Barcelona) so he can keep the trainer coach updated on Januzaj's progress, and maybe we can implement a specific training/ nutrition for Adnan in Eindhoven. He also professes an attacking style of play which will help with Januzaj' development, and has the experience of playing at big clubs, that's something which helps young players along the way.

PSV have a vacancy in the wide-ish attacking midfielder spot with the departure of Memphis and Tadic in consecutive windows so Adnan will get a chance to start sharpish. The Dutch school of football is renowned for training wingers/ wide midfielders (something that Gary Neville pointed out in a recent segment) :


Januzaj will also get the chance to play in the Champions League and maybe content for the Eredivisie title again next season vs Ajax. And he will have a low pressure environment to hone his craft, something that gets overlooked in the bottom line-oriented approach of mid table Premier League clubs where a lot of managers have no time for longer term perspective or player development, and will have no problems in consistently starting a more experienced player over Januzaj just because he might help scrape an extra point or two. There is no intrinsic benefit to loaning him out to another team in the league.

At PSV, Januzaj will likely get more playing time, potential title deciding game experience (vs Ajax or Feyenoord), will get to play in the Champions League, train under Cocu alongside other young players in their team, and just develop his game in a low pressure environment away from the media glare. Seems ideal.
Very well put, I'm sold. Loan him to PSV.
 

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I'm always wary about loans abroad. For young footballers, a bit part of their adaption to English football goes beyond playing football and is about feeling settled and happy between training/games. I guess a lot will depend on his home circumstances (which I know feck all about) but I would worry that spending a season in Holland would set him back in terms of the non-footballing progress he's made in feeling at home as a PL player. In terms of players going abroad on loand and coming home ready for the first team there's not many good precedents. Courtois would be one but I don't think he spent any time in England before he went to Atletico? Loads of examples of player going on overseas loans, never to be seen again though.
 

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I'm always wary about loans abroad. For young footballers, a bit part of their adaption to English football goes beyond playing football and is about feeling settled and happy between training/games. I guess a lot will depend on his home circumstances (which I know feck all about) but I would worry that spending a season in Holland would set him back in terms of the non-footballing progress he's made in feeling at home as a PL player. In terms of players going abroad on loand and coming home ready for the first team there's not many good precedents. Courtois would be one but I don't think he spent any time in England before he went to Atletico? Loads of examples of player going on overseas loans, never to be seen again though.
I agree with this. We hear a lot about the Premier League and it's physicality. I think he still needs to adapt to that, which won't happen if he goes abroad. I'm sure it could still be a fruitful investment of time, but I think a loan would be best spent in the Premier League, and at a decent side who will play him. Like Welbeck at Sunderland, who weren't a bad side at the time.

Our loans have been a bit disastrous in the last few years, and we need to choose where our loanees go more carefully. Preferably not relegation fodder, and/or circus clubs like QPR, but rather teams who will play decent, expansive football. Januzaj is good enough currently to be getting games at Swansea or Everton
 

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You must be joking? They have already confirmed they would love to take him on loan.
Honestly did not know that. Great news if true. Think he could benefit from that greatly. Away from the circus that is the prem. Lots of gametime at a very good level.
 

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@Invictus - Tadic was at Twente. I think you meant Mertens.
Oops yeah thanks for the correction. Should've been Dries to Napoli. :)

Plus Jozefjoon is injured and Bakkali will likely leave in the summer transfer window. Narsingh is probably their only reliable winger as things stand.
 

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I honestly think we can write this kid off - here is the scenario I think will play out. He will be loaned to a side and play very well, start garnering interest from some of the other big clubs and one will make a splash offer for him. He will think long and hard about it but in the end heads off due to not getting his chances at United. I am a fan of the kid, but like DiMaria, I just don't see him fitting into LVG's systematic way of playing football.
 

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Hope this year has not stalled his development. We all expected him to push on from last season and be a massive threat but it just hasn't worked out. I'm not sure LvG has faith in him to start, how many Premiership games has he started?

If he doesn't play to give him the minutes next season then he should go out on loan. It's always risky but if he's in the right environment then it can be a great move, and hopefully we don't have to many injuries so he's not needed as much.
 

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I honestly think we can write this kid off - here is the scenario I think will play out. He will be loaned to a side and play very well, start garnering interest from some of the other big clubs and one will make a splash offer for him. He will think long and hard about it but in the end heads off due to not getting his chances at United. I am a fan of the kid, but like DiMaria, I just don't see him fitting into LVG's systematic way of playing football.
Thanks for the insides, Nostradamus
 

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This season might be the best thing that ever happens to him. Let's not forget all the 'drama' before he signed a contract. This season has grounded him and he's worked on his strength. So, he will be a better player for it. He knows what he has to do to play week in week out. He's got great potential.
 

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This season might be the best thing that ever happens to him. Let's not forget all the 'drama' before he signed a contract. This season has grounded him and he's worked on his strength. So, he will be a better player for it. He knows what he has to do to play week in week out. He's got great potential.
Could be a good point that. My only concern is his first team appearances seem to be getting worse not better, which is why I'd like to see him go somewhere domestic and start most games.
 
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