Januzaj at the double as he sends reminder to Van Gaal

Date published: Tuesday 19th January 2016 10:06

Adnan Januzaj: Losing temper at United

Adnan Januzaj served a reminder of his talents to Louis van Gaal on Monday night with two goals for Manchester United’s U21s.

The 20-year-old made his first appearance since returning early from his loan spell at Borussia Dortmund and put in an impressive display as United’s youngsters brushed Southampton’s U21s aside with a 4-0 win at Leigh Sports Village.

He opened the scoring with a deflected shot just before the break, then won a penalty which was Will Keane scored from and scored again when he hammered home a shot in the 79th minute.

He was then substituted after a promising performance under the watchful eyes of  Louis Van Gaal’s assistant, Albert Stuivenberg and training physiologist Jos van Dijk.

Januzaj’ August switch to Dortmund was nothing short of a disaster.

He was criticised by Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel, who claimed that the Belgium forward did not have the required attitude to progress and his season-long loan spell was then cancelled by the Bundesliga club in January after Januzaj failed to start a league game.

He started just three matches – all in the Europa League – and his only playing time in the Bundesliga came off the bench.

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