Adnan Januzaj - Real Sociedad player

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would love him back just because he has that guile, dribbling and creativity. He a bit like Mata. would be a bad fit currently but maybe under the next manager, one who tells him where to be on the pitch at each phase and encourages him to keep attacking the FB
 

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Bring Januzaj back... He was best player of our youth team along with Pogba, they both played well together. We need a left footed right winger. With the new found positivity under OGS, i really think adnan can thrive. Bring him back!
 

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Bring Januzaj back... He was best player of our youth team along with Pogba, they both played well together. We need a left footed right winger. With the new found positivity under OGS, i really think adnan can thrive. Bring him back!
No thank you, would definitely consider bringing Memphis back though.
 

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Would love to see Adnan back, he was never given a proper chance by LVG.

In fact, he’s a fairly good example of why all the LVG apologists are full of shit.
 

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Yeah, let us sign a player that's doesn't even stand out for Real Sociedad.
 

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I wouldn't buy him back right now but I do wish he was here. He'd be a starter on the right. We'd still probably be looking to upgrade this Summer but at the moment it was a mistake letting him go without a RW ready to take his place. His performances for RS have outshone nearly all our right side players this year.
 

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It's only a matter of time. Been saying it for years. Eventually he's going to be world class playing for one of Europe's top teams.
A matter of time until what? He’s been injured this season mainly but even in the games he’s played his stats are poor.
 

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It's only a matter of time. Been saying it for years. Eventually he's going to be world class playing for one of Europe's top teams.
But then you also thought Rooney would come good right until the end mate.......
 

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Wait, has he done anything to warrant all the 'bring him back' posts or its just the usual caf obsession with our youth players?
 

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Please please don't ever bring that lad back, I've honestly never seen a player with a poorer attitude on the field. There were games where he strolled around arms in sleeves like a cold kid on a Sunday mornings football team.

He didn't have the correct attitude no way.
 

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It's only a matter of time. Been saying it for years. Eventually he's going to be world class playing for one of Europe's top teams.
Can I ask what is is you see? He is a skilful player technically but his work rate and attitude simply isn’t good enough.
 

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Would love to see Adnan back, he was never given a proper chance by LVG.

In fact, he’s a fairly good example of why all the LVG apologists are full of shit.
What exactly do the 2 have to do with each other? I was all for getting rid of Van Gaal and I've never thought Januzaj had it in him to be at Man Utd after his first season.

I mean how is this guy even being talked about still? He's done absolutely nothing of note in his career since that first season, yet some people think he'd be good enough to play for us? Where's the logic
 

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I get the feeling sorry posters here won't be happy till we bring back Ravel Morrison and Adnan even though they are nowhere near good enough and their attitudes completely suck
What's next Madds Timm ?
 

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I get the feeling sorry posters here won't be happy till we bring back Ravel Morrison and Adnan even though they are nowhere near good enough and their attitudes completely suck
What's next Madds Timm ?
Alot won't be happy till we've got a Scott McTominay in every position, "doing a job"
 

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Alot won't be happy till we've got a Scott McTominay in every position, "doing a job"

Doing a job is better than not doing a job though .
 

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I wouldn't want him back until after David Bellion has been given a fair chance.
 

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Some people are mentioning players who did nothing. It should be remembered that as a teenager, januzaj played with some great players at united, maybe past their peak but great players, against premier league teams and at times looked a level above anyone else on the pitch. He has that special ability and has shown it at the highest level. So to mention him alongside Bellion and others is to completely ignore the talent he showed at times. Not many teenagers do that at united.
 

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Shown it at the top level....... About 4 times.
 

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Shown it at the top level....... About 4 times.
Nope


BTW, here is Januzaj who is crap. Player of the month in November. Some of you are desperate to discredit Januzaj. I have no idea why. It's possible to still not want him at United and recognize that he's doing fine.

 

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Nope


BTW, here is Januzaj who is crap. Player of the month in November. Some of you are desperate to discredit Januzaj. I have no idea why. It's possible to still not want him at United and recognize that he's doing fine.

To be honest I'm basing that on his time at utd, no idea how he's done since.
 

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Had his chance and threw it away with his abysmal attitude and lazy play.
 

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Had his chance and threw it away with his abysmal attitude and lazy play.
Had nine starts under Van Gaal in two seasons... people were losing their shit about it at the time given how he was one of our star performers in the Moyes season.

He was then given zero starts by Mourinho before being flogged to La Liga.

A lot of his bad attitude rep comes from his time at Dortmund when he was accused of having his mind elsewhere ie. United.

The loan to Dortmund was a stupid idea and Sunderland wasn’t particularly great for him either given they were battling relegation.

Felt like he was never given a fair crack at it under either of our last two managers, one who was bat shit crazy and the other who never gives youth a chance.

Real Sociedad seems like the first
time in a while he’s been somewhere where he can develop and get plenty of game time. Hope he does well there.
 

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Had nine starts under Van Gaal in two seasons... people were losing their shit about it at the time given how he was one of our star performers in the Moyes season.

He was then given zero starts by Mourinho before being flogged to La Liga.

A lot of his bad attitude rep comes from his time at Dortmund when he was accused of having his mind elsewhere ie. United.

The loan to Dortmund was a stupid idea and Sunderland wasn’t particularly great for him either given they were battling relegation.

Felt like he was never given a fair crack at it under either of our last two managers, one who was bat shit crazy and the other who never gives youth a chance.

Real Sociedad seems like the first
time in a while he’s been somewhere where he can develop and get plenty of game time. Hope he does well there.
Exactly. Spot on mate.

Wonder what Januzaj can do with "shackles off" United. LVG wanted mindless possession, Mourinho wanted a cautious and pragmatic team.

Januzaj would thrive with this United, beating man 1 v 1, delivering early crosses was his special qualities.
 

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Shown it at the top level....... About 4 times.
He had plenty of games at united where he was good enough, any teenager having even 4 games where he was a level above the rest of the pitch is outstanding. I can't think of any game where he looked out of his depth here. He might have been poor in some games but wasn't alone in that.

Seems like you have a personal dislike that you can't let go of
 

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Had nine starts under Van Gaal in two seasons... people were losing their shit about it at the time given how he was one of our star performers in the Moyes season.

He was then given zero starts by Mourinho before being flogged to La Liga.

A lot of his bad attitude rep comes from his time at Dortmund when he was accused of having his mind elsewhere ie. United.

The loan to Dortmund was a stupid idea and Sunderland wasn’t particularly great for him either given they were battling relegation.

Felt like he was never given a fair crack at it under either of our last two managers, one who was bat shit crazy and the other who never gives youth a chance.

Real Sociedad seems like the first
time in a while he’s been somewhere where he can develop and get plenty of game time. Hope he does well there.
Nah, not really, he was sent to a doghouse here alongside Pereira because they were apparently trying to score directly from corners against some team in the reserves, which pissed off quite many people, LVG included. Right, so Dortmund was not a good fit because why exactly? They were always keen on playing young players, done incredibly well in developing them, if he didn't want to be there then why did he go there in the first place? Then Sunderland not a good fit either because they were relegation fodder. Well, in this case you've got a whole lot of possibilities to be a superstar there, drag the team, make a history for yourself.

LVG was giving a chance to any youth player here, make it be Rashford or Lingard who stuck around or mediocre players like Paddy McNair or Blackett. To be fair he's even had an upper hand compared with Rashford as he was already known here by his Moyes season. If you want to complain that Mourinho was never giving the youth a chance, then you've got the polar opposite in LVG under whom a 12 year old could get a chance, yet he never managed to actually cut it under him too.

There's a trend here. Everybody's fault but Januzaj's. He was given numerous chances at numerous places but it was him who has never taken one. I wish him all the best as I hold no grudge against him, liked him as a player but let's not rewrite the history. Him not making it here was his own making.
 

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He had plenty of games at united where he was good enough, any teenager having even 4 games where he was a level above the rest of the pitch is outstanding. I can't think of any game where he looked out of his depth here. He might have been poor in some games but wasn't alone in that.

Seems like you have a personal dislike that you can't let go of
I have no dislike of him, I can just see from a mile away he's not good enough for utd.
 

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Not true at all - watch his performance vs Atletico Madrid last season. He's been very good for Sociedad.
Chap, it's hard enough to find time to watch my team never mind two teams I don't care about in a league I'm not interested in :)