Adnan Januzaj was as soon as a younger star at Manchester United who took Ryan Giggs’ shirt quantity and Paul Scholes admitted he ‘by no means understood’ why issues didn’t work out for him at Outdated Trafford.
The midfielder lined-up towards his previous facet for Actual Sociedad within the Europa League on Thursday evening and confirmed flashes of why he was so extremely rated on the Theatre of Goals.
Januzaj was signed as a 16-year-old from Anderlecht again in 2011 earlier than being promoted to Sir Alex Ferguson’s first-team squad the next 12 months.
His aggressive debut didn’t come till David Moyes was supervisor within the 2013/14 season however he struggled to nail down an everyday beginning place.
He was even given the quantity 11 shirt, obtainable after Giggs retired, such was their view of his abilities – however United had been by no means capable of get one of the best out of him.
Januzaj had mortgage spells at Borussia Dortmund after which Sunderland earlier than becoming a member of La Actual in 2017.
The 26-year-old has flourished on the Spanish membership and impressed towards his former facet.
“He’s been sensible tonight,” Paul Scholes instructed BT Sport. “I by no means understood why it didn’t work out for him as a result of he had such expertise, but it surely didn’t.
“He’s gone on to good issues and tonight he’s been glorious.
“I knew this child had means and he’s displaying it.”
Januzaj left Outdated Trafford having performed 63 video games, scoring 5 instances.
At Sociedad, the midfielder has made 104 look with 16 targets to his title. He couldn’t cease his facet from going out of the Europa League, although, as they misplaced 4-Zero on combination to United.
The second leg at Outdated Trafford resulted in a 0-Zero bore draw however the harm had been carried out from the earlier tie.