Adnan Januzaj.

Adnan Januzaj set for Old Trafford return

Monday 14 December 2020 13:23

Former Manchester United winger Adnan Januzaj is set to return to Old Trafford in the new year, following the draw for the last 32 of the Europa League.

The winger will play at the Theatre of Dreams in February, after we were paired with Real Sociedad in the first knock-out round of the competition.

But, just how much can you remember about Adnan’s stint at United, and how’s he been getting on in Spain? We have all the answers below…
Adnan Januzaj in his United days.


The attacker joined United from Anderlecht as a youngster and spent time in our Academy set-up, before graduating in 2013 and making his senior debut in our Community Shield victory over Wigan Athletic. In the 2013/14 season, Januzaj made 35 appearances and famously netted both goals in a 2-1 win over Sunderland on his first Premier League start, as well as getting on the scoresheet in triumphs against West Ham United and Newcastle United. Our former no.44 also played 21 times in 2014/15 and made a handful of appearances the following term, which included netting in a win over Aston Villa in August 2015.


After failing to hold down regular a place in the side, the tricky wide man departed on loan to Borussia Dortmund for the second half of the 2015/16 campaign. The following season, Adnan again headed out on loan, this time to Sunderland, where he played alongside former Reds John O’Shea, Darron Gibson, Paddy McNair and Donald Love. Having returned from the Stadium of Light in the summer of 2017, Januzaj departed permanently and joined Spanish outfit Real Sociedad.

Classic Match: Januzaj v Sunderland Video

Classic Match: Januzaj v Sunderland

The Europa League draw has paired us with Real Sociedad and Adnan Januzaj, who scored twice on his full United debut...


During his time in La Liga, the winger has become a regular fixture in the Real Sociedad side and has made over 100 appearances for the club. He has played 13 matches in all competitions this term and, as we know from his time at Old Trafford, can cut inside onto his left foot with devastating effect. Now 25 years old, Januzaj has also earned 12 caps for Belgium and has netted once, in the 2018 World Cup against England.