Manchester United midfielder Adnan Januzaj may find himself on his way to a loan spell at Real Sociedad in January after failing to make it to the first team under Louis van Gaal, according to the Telegraph.
The Belgian, who rose to fame under David Moyes, has failed to gain the confidence of the new manager and has managed only 11 appearances thus far, owing a great deal to the plethora of injuries that have stifled Old Trafford.
The Dutchman is reportedly not convinced with Januzaj's attitude and application and may choose to let him go on loan to assess his capabilities and decide on his long term future next summer.
Moyes, who gave Januzaj his first break at Old Trafford, is willing to offer him the chance to show his prowess in Spain and take him on a season long loan in the winter transfer window.
It will be a sensible move for both parties, with Januzaj given the opportunity to express his talent while Van Gaal will be able to assess his strengths and weaknesses and decide on a programme to bring him up to speed at Old Trafford next season.
Meanwhile, Van Gaal is set to renew his rivalry with Ronald Koeman when United take on Southampton at St Mary's in a late kick-off on Monday. A win here will take the Red Devils into third position, leapfrogging the Saints who have made a brilliant start to their season.
"Southampton have more points than Liverpool. Their sequence of results has been good but I never doubted that Ronald Koeman would be able to make a success of the club. He is a very good coach and even if Southampton lost a lot of players before the start of the season I knew he would still do a good job," the Dutchman said.