Manchester United winger Adnan Januzaj has admitted that he does not know where he will be playing next season, but feels that his loan spell at Sunderland has been a good learning experience.
It has been a tough loan spell for the Belgian both on a collective and individual level, having only scored once and assisted three goals for a Sunderland side struggling in the fight against relegation from the Premier League.
On more than one occasion, Black Cats boss David Moyes has criticised the 22-year-old’s work rate and demanded more from him if he is to fulfil his undoubted potential. Despite the inconsistency in his play this season, Januzaj has been the side’s main creative outlet and has started the last four games for Sunderland.
He is under contract at Old Trafford until June 2018, but Januzaj has revealed that he does not know if he will be plying his trade in Manchester next season.
Speaking to the Northern Echo, he said:
It has been very difficult because it is not easy to go from Man United to Sunderland. I had to just do it, I will learn from it because I am 22.
People think I am 26 or 27, I am only 22. I know people want more from me. The other side of it is that they have to look at other parts of my game.
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.