Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Januzaj Denies Claim He Only Played for a Contract

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Januzaj Denies Claim He Only Played for a Contract

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ADNAN Januzaj has branded accusations he only played for a contract at Manchester United as 'stupid'.

Januzaj was rewarded with a fiveyear contract after just five firstteam appearances in 2013, having scored a matchwinning brace at Sunderland. The Belgian had entered the last year of his deal and, just over a year after United saw Paul Pogba leave for a compensation fee, new executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward was eager to tie down Januzaj on a long-term deal.

However, the winger's form at United nosedived after Moyes left and Januzaj clashed with Louis van Gaal before Jose Mourinho let him leave for Real Sociedad in the summer. Januzaj was accused of spending too much time in the jacuzzi by former Reserves coach Warren Joyce but refutes he was only interested in financial security. …

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