Jose Mourinho was told earlier this week that one of his young starlets wants to quit the club.
Adnan Januzaj was once dubbed the new Ryan Giggs after he was bestowed the honour of wearing the famous number 11 shirt once worn by the Welsh Wizard. However after two disappointing campaigns under Louis van Gaal, which included a failed loan spell at Borussia Dortmund, the young Belgian has been stripped of the famous shirt, prompting him to tell Jose Mourinho he wants to leave the club.
It is thought that the Portuguese told up to nine Manchester United stars that they were not in his plans, with Januzaj being one of those players. Mourinho was planning to send the winger out on loan to gain more experience, but the Belgian told him he would prefer to leave the club on a permanent basis.
Mourinho effectively announced the departure of Adnan Januzaj and Bastian Schweinsteiger last night by claiming he has only played players that are in his plans during this pre-season:
If they were not in my plans I would not give them one single minute, I would not keep them in my squad.
The squad is very competitive, the squad is very important for the season.
We have 38 matches in the Premier League, we have the possibility of 15 matches in the Europa League, plus domestic cups, we are going to play 60 matches.
So with 60 matches we cannot do it with 11 players.
So to be in the squad you have to understand that the squad is more important than the individual.
The club is more important than all of us, and to be in the squad you have to be ready for this, to play, not to play, play a lot, play less, play 90 minutes, play one minute, not be selected.
Everything is part of a squad life — and if you want to be in a club like we are, the club is much more important than us.
Januzaj broke through during the 2013/14 season during David Moyes short spell at the club. Everton, Paris Saint Germain and Ajax are thought to be interested.