Young ace wants to stay and fight for his place.
Young Manchester United winger Adnan Januzaj has turned his nose up at the idea of leaving the club on loan in order to stay and fight for a place in the Old Trafford first team instead, Sky Sports reports.
The 18-year-old Belgian has yet to feature in the first team, but is highly regarded at the club, and even made the bench during Sir Alex Ferguson’s final game last season – a 5-5 draw with West Bromwich Albion.
He has been taken by David Moyes on the club’s pre season tour of of the Far East and Australia where he made a more than positive impression.
And he has decided that he does not want to try and find a club to play for in the short term, insisting instead that he plans to stay put with the hope of forcing his way into Moyes’ first team plans this season.
“My target for the season is to try and get some games for the first team,” he said.
“I have not spoken to the manager about it yet but I would prefer to do that rather than go out on loan.
“That is what I came here for. Everyone wants to play for Manchester United.”
The former Anderlecht youth product has also said that he intends to seek out the advice of veteran winger Ryan Giggs, who is now a part of the club’s coaching staff.
“For the first few months when I came here, it was very hard,” said Januzaj. “But gradually, my English started to improve. I could speak to other people and connect with them.
“Now I feel confident and happy to be with the players, and in particular Ryan Giggs. Every time I need to ask something, I go to Giggs. He helps me quite a lot.”