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Sunderland rocked by transfer comments from Manchester United manager on Adnan Januzaj

Manchester United's Adnan Januzaj
Manchester United's Adnan Januzaj

Sunderland’s hopes of signing Adnan Januzaj have been hit after Louis van Gaal played down talk of the winger leaving Old Trafford.

The Belgian was linked with a move to Sunderland after being left out of the match day squad for the Spurs game.

But when quizzed on whether he would consider letting Januzaj leave on loan, Van Gaal replied: “He is still not for sale.”

Januzaj broke into the United team during David Moyes’ only year in charge, but has started just seven league games under the Scot’s successor.

Van Gaal insists he is happy with the player, however.

He added: “I have 28 players and I have to select every week, every three days.

“Last week I choose our players. He (Januzaj) is doing his best.

“All the players are, I don’t have any complaints.”