Manchester United loanee Adnan Januzaj still doesn’t know where he’ll be playing next season.
The 22-year-old has endured a frustrating campaign with Sunderland, but the bar has raised at Old Trafford since he left.
United have the likes of Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, and Jesse Lingard all competing for the wide spots.
Memphis Depay could not force his way into the side and was sold to Lyon in January, while Ashley Young has remained at the club but hasn’t fared much better.
When Young has played, it’s largely been as a wing-back.
All that doesn’t bode well for Januzaj’s chances of impressing Jose Mourinho, especially as he hasn’t exactly had a massive impact at Sunderland.
The midfielder is hoping to use his final months there to gain fitness and look forward to a more fruitful spell wherever he moves next.
“It has been very difficult because it is not easy to go from Man United to Sunderland,” he said, per the Sun.
“When I leave here I know I will be happy. I have learned a lot and it will make me stronger.
“I don’t know where I will be, but I will feel much fitter and will be happy.”
It doesn’t sound like he has much intention of staying at Sunderland, and you can hardly blame him.
A bore 0-0 draw with Burnley at the Stadium of Light has left the Black Cats seven points adrift of safety.
Former United boss David Moyes was the one who took the Belgian to the north-east, but he could well get the sack in the coming months, which would cast further doubt on Januzaj’s role at the club.