Manchester United star Adnan Januzaj reportedly feels ‘humiliated’ after being frozen out by Jose Mourinho this summer.
The 21-year-old isn’t part of the Portuguese tactician’s plans this season, and in turn is expected to leave before the deadline later this month.
According to The Sun, he has been made to train with the youth team, and that has been the final straw for him in the sense that he feels embarrassed by the way he has been treated.
A source close to him said: “Adnan is very stubborn, he always has been, and he feels humiliated.”
It’s added that Sunderland are expected to take him on a season-long loan, although the Belgian winger had wanted to leave on a permanent transfer.
However, it doesn’t look like he’ll get his wish and so he’ll have to settle for a temporary escape from Old Trafford, with Mourinho evidently not having a place in the squad for him.
Januzaj hasn’t featured in pre-season and lost the No.11 shirt to Anthony Martial, but he could now be reunited with former boss David Moyes in the north-east, which will arguably be the perfect move for him in order to get his career back on track.
Januzaj made just 10 appearances for United last season in a bit-part role under Louis van Gaal, while he also had a failed loan spell with Borussia Dortmund.
In turn, the pressure will be on him at Sunderland this season, provided that a deal is reached, to prove that he can still produce at a high level and is deserving of a top club with Mourinho seemingly not interested in giving him an opportunity at United.