Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Jose Didn't Give Me a Fair Chance, Says Januzaj

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Jose Didn't Give Me a Fair Chance, Says Januzaj

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ADNAN Januzaj has said Jose Mourinho didn't give him a fair crack of the whip after the Portuguese took charge of Manchester United in 2016.

The Belgian, 23, didn't make a single competitive appearance under Mourinho. He spent the 16-17 season on loan at Sunderland before being sold to Real Sociedad in the summer of 2017.

Januzaj's electric breakthrough at United in 2013 sparked hopes that he could go on to be a club great but he never truly fulfilled his potential during his time in Manchester.

However, he believes that is in part down to the lack of opportunities afforded to him.

"I didn't really get a chance because at the time he [Mourinho] probably wanted more experienced players with names," Januzaj told Sky Sports.

"For me it wasn't a problem. I had to move on and now I am happy in Spain and making a difference. …

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