Adnan Januzaj
Adnan Januzaj has started just four Premier League games this season Getty

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal is ready to send Belgium international Adnan Januzaj on loan during the January transfer window.

The 19-year-old prodigy enjoyed an impressive breakthrough season during the last campaign under David Moyes, scoring four goals in 27 Premier League appearances to earn a place in Belgium's World Cup squad.

At the time, he was considered the next big thing to emerge from the prolific United academy, with the club handing him the chance to inherit the iconic number 11 shirt once Ryan Giggs decided to retire and become Louis van Gaal's assistant manager.

But after Van Gaal bolstered the offensive midfield role with record signing Angel Di Maria and Ander Herrera last summer - with Marouane Fellaini and Juan Mata also candidates in the middle of the park - Januzaj has seen his playing time limited during the first half of the season.

The Belgium teenager has only made four starting Premier League appearances in the current campaign, with him being on the bench or even left out of the squad for numerous games.

Reports in Spain recently claimed Moyes was likely to reunited with the young star at Real Sociedad, while a number of Premier League clubs are also reportedly interesting in securing his services.

Van Gaal has previously said he expects the midfielder to stay at Old Trafford until the end of the season but, according to the Daily Mail, the manager "has indicated to chief executive Ed Woodward that Januzaj isn't in his current plans" and is ready to part ways with him.

According to the report, the United manager believes the Belgium prodigy does not suit to wing-back role while Wayne Rooney, Juan Mata and Di Maria are ahead of him for the number 10 position.