Belfast Telegraph

Jan the man

By Jim Gracey

Matchwinner Adnan Januzaj insisted he still has a Manchester United future after netting a first half winner at Aston Villa to give his side six points out of six in a 100 per cent start to the season.

The Belgium international has found his first-team opportunities limited under boss Louis Van Gaal and has been linked with a loan move away from Old Trafford.

But he insisted his immediate future lies with the 20-time league champions.

"It's only rumours, I am happy here and of course I am going to fight for my place," he said.

"Obviously I'm feeling good after scoring the goal; obviously I've not had a game for a long time so my match fitness is not so good but I'm happy to score for the team and score the winner. I hope to have more games and hopefully score more goals."

United managed only one shot on target in beating Tottenham last Saturday and, even though they managed to hit the target only twice at Villa Park, Van Gaal was impressed with the improvement in their performance.

"I think we have played better than last week and it was an away match so I'm very happy, " he said. "In the first 20 minutes we kept the ball better and we scored a wonderful goal from a fantastic pass from Mata.

"After that I think they were a little bit nervous because we lost the ball too easy but in the second half, especially after the substitutes, I think we played very controlled and could have score more than only one."

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