Januzaj isn’t a fan of the new system…
Adnan Januzaj has struggled for first-team opportunities this season and blames new manager Louis van Gaal’s tactics for his Mancheser United career stalling.
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Januzaj impressed in a breakthrough season under David Moyes, yet has found playing-time limited this season following the Dutchman’s arrival, finding van Gaal’s system difficult to adhere to.
The former Netherlands international boss favours a formation using wing-backs, and the 19-year-old admits that such a system has made life at Old Trafford harder.
“The system can make it more difficult for me to play there but I have to keep working; that is what I am doing in training every day, as I want to get more games this season,” the teenager was quoted by the Mirror.
“I’m not really a wing-back. It’s harder for me because there is more defending involved and I’m not really a defender.”
The Belgium international considers himself as a “No. 10” or a winger hence his difficult with the Red Devils boss’ system, but the youngster has spoken of evolving as a footballer, which could be exactly what Van Gaal is seeking from his talented attacker.
“It depends on how my football evolves. My favourite position is as a No.10 or a winger,” Januzaj continued.
“There are lots of players here and I can play in different roles – it’s just a case of taking my opportunities.”