Adnan Januzaj has returned to Manchester United after his season-long loan move to Borussia Dortmund was cut short.
Januzaj, 20, joined Dortmund in the summer but has played just six games, totaling 160 minutes, in the Bundesliga failed to score and grabbed one assist for the German side.
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The Belgian international winger has three years remaining on his current contract at Old Trafford yet after bursting onto the scene as a teenager under David Moyes, minutes were hard to come by under Louis Van Gaal but many were surprised when the talented youngster was loaned out.
Januzaj scored the winning goal for United against Aston Villa in the second game of this season and then started the next three games before being loaned to Dortmund.
With the Bundesliga currently on its winter break, Dortmund manager Thomas Tuchel told Januzaj he would not feature in the second half of the campaign and therefore he has returned to United.
Van Gaal may yet find some use for Januzaj as United’s problems in front of goal and lack of creativity in the final third have been well documented. The Red Devils have scored just 24 goals in 20 Premier League games this season.
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If United have no plans to use Januzaj readily in the second half of the season then a whole host of PL clubs or other teams across Europe will be very interested in snapping up the talented winger on loan.
With Januzaj hoping to be in Belgium’s 23-man squad for the 2016 European Championships in the summer, he needs to be playing regularly to stay in Marc Wilmots’ plans. Let’s see if United will give him another chance to shine.