Manchester United are plotting to cut short Adnan Januzaj's loan deal at Borussia Dortmund, with the Belgian finding it difficult to find time on the pitch. Louis van Gaal sanctioned his move to Germany this summer hoping that the 20-year-old will gain valuable experience and grow as a player, but the transfer has backfired, eliciting talks of bringing the player back to Old Trafford where he will have more game time.
The Mirror reports that Januzaj is frustrated with the way things are going in Germany and is desperate to get himself on the pitch in a bid to get himself in contention for a place in the European Championships scheduled next year. The midfielder has made only two starts all season for Dortmund along with seven substitute appearances in all competitions, contributing to a solitary assist.
The Belgian had contributed more to United's cause in the one month he played at Old Trafford, scoring two goals, more than what he has achieved in rest of the ensuing season in Germany. Van Gaal is now hoping to get Dortmund to accede to their request of cutting the loan deal short and bring him back to Manchester where he can help United in their title charge later in the season.
United's needs have exacerbated by the indifferent form shown by wingers Memphis Depay and Ashley Young, with both failing to live up to their billing. Januzaj is well acquainted with Van Gaal's philosophy and will slot right into the squad and provide a great option from the bench or as a starter should need be.
The Red Devils are currently fourth on the table, a point behind Manchester City and Arsenal who play later today. United went back to goalscoring ways against West Bromwich Albion, having survived two stalemates in their last two games in the league. Jesse Lingard scored the first with a brilliant curler past Boaz Myhill while Juan Mata slotted in the second from the spot after Anthony Martial had been bundled in the box by Gareth McAuley. who was shown a red card for denying a clear goalscoring opportunity.