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Manchester United midfielder’s future in doubt after Louis van Gaal freezes him out over "bad attitude"

FOOTBALL By Mirror | March 13th 2016
Manchester United's midfielder Adan Januzaj

The Red Devils boss has sidelined the £60,000-a-week Belgian, who could be sold in the summer, should the Dutchman keep his job

Adnan Januzaj's Manchester United ­career is in the balance after the young Belgian star was dumped by Louis van Gaal for a “bad attitude”, reports Steve Bates in the Sunday People .

The £60,000-a-week winger has been sidelined and could even be sold in the summer after infuriating van Gaal.

Januzaj, along with Brazilian midfielder Andreas Pereira, made Van Gaal’s blood boil with a poor attitude in an Under-21 game against Middlesbrough at the end of February.

Since then, 21-year-old Januzaj and Pereira, 20, haven’t figured in the first team for the last fortnight missing Premier League games against Watford and West Brom as well as the Europa League defeat at Liverpool.

And if van Gaal somehow survives the sack this season, word is that he may sanction Januzaj being sold.

Van Gaal believes the youngster is struggling to couple his talent with the necessary steel to make the grade at the very top.

Furious Dutch boss van Gaal was angered at the dismissive approach of both Januzaj and midfielder Pereira towards the Middlesbrough game and immediately axed them from the senior squad.

The under fire 64-year-old coach then made the duo play in a closed doors friendly against Oldham last week – in which they both scored – but he refused to recall them to the squad for the Euro tie at Anfield.

Despite a crushing injury list in double figures, van Gaal refused to put the Belgian-born duo in his squad for the games against Watford, West Brom and Liverpool instead calling up rookies James Weir, Joe Riley and Joe Rothwell to fill up his bench.

The incident marks another low point for Januzaj who was recalled from a proposed season-long loan spell at Borussia Dortmund in January amid concerns about his mental toughness.

Januzaj played only one Bundesliga game with Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel disappointed that the United youngster didn’t show more appetite to make the move a success.

The youngster and his advisors had demanded he be allowed to make the move to Dortmund against the wishes of van Gaal.

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