Real Sociedad winger, Adnan Januzaj, has disclosed that Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho, never gave him the chance to prove himself during his time at Old Trafford.The Belgium international, however, said that he was good enough for United, but Mourinho did not give him the chance he needed, adding that the Portuguese gaffer wanted more experienced players with names.
Januzaj, who spent five years at United, made 50 appearances and scored five goals for the Red Devils.
The 23-year-old was loaned out to Borussia Dortmund and Suderland, before he eventually joined La Liga side, Real Sociedad.
“I didn’t really get a chance because at the time he [Mourinho] probably wanted more experienced players with names,” Januzaj told Sky Sports News.
Januzaj insisted that he had the attributes to succeed at United, but claimed he is happy at Sociedad where he has made 39 appearances in all competitions since joining the club in 2017.
“For me, it wasn’t a problem,” Januzaj added. “I had to move on and now I am happy in Spain and making a difference. I always knew I had the quality to play for Manchester United. I know what I am capable of.
“They didn’t give me a chance but it’s not a problem. I am happy in Spain and enjoying my football.
“They [Manchester United] are struggling, it is a great team and great fans but they are struggling at the moment.
“Obviously, they are going to get back on top. I think they need to make the right decisions to win games. There are many different reasons [why they are struggling], so they need to make the right decisions.”