Manchester United’s Adnan Januzaj admits difficulty fitting into Louis Van Gaal’s system

Manchester United winger Adnan Januzaj admits he’s found it difficult fitting into manager Louis Van Gaal’s philosophy, but is working hard in training to put that right, reports Sky Sports.

The Belgian winger has struggled to get into the side this season, and when he has featured he’s played as a makeshift wing-back. Something he’s found very hard to cope with, given that his strengths are in attack. Last season saw him feature as advanced winger, attacking-midfielder, or almost second striker under former manager David Moyes, but this campaign has seen Januzaj forced to play deeper.

“The system can make it more difficult for me to play. 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, but I have to keep working. That is what I am doing in training,” he said.

Januzaj was close to a move to Everton on transfer deadline day, but Van Gaal opted to keep the youngster instead, citing that he will be used in the second-half of the season. The 19-year-old has found game time hard to come by all through the campaign, making only five Premier League stats, but is being patient for his chance to impress.

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