Adnan Januzaj joins Real Sociedad from Man Utd

Adnan Januzaj joins Real Sociedad from Man Utd

Adnan Januzaj has thanked "some of the coaches and staff" at Manchester United after leaving the club to join Real Sociedad on a permanent deal worth £9.8million.

The Belgian worldwide, who spent last season on loan at Sunderland, becomes the third high-profile departure from Old Trafford this summer following the release of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and 21-year-old Josh Harrop.

The Belgian midfielder was left out of United's squad for their pre-season tour of America.

Januzaj's emergence was probably the highlight of David Moyes' ill-fated nine months in charge at Old Trafford - but since then, the Brussels-born player has seen his career massively stall.

Once the last details of the deal have been ironed out, both clubs will announce Januzaj's transfer.

More news: Production Caps for Libya, Nigeria Under Consideration

An academy graduate, Januzaj made 66 senior appearances and netted five goals for the Red Devils after making his debut in the Community Shield win over Wigan Athletic in August 2013 and quickly established himself as a first-team player.

Januzaj joins a Sociedad side that finished sixth in the Spanish table last season to secure qualification for the Europa League.

Januzaj posted online: "Where to start".

Rob is ESPN FC's Manchester United correspondent. I want to say a massive thank you to all my teammates that have come and gone from the club.

Januzaj was once known as the boy who can do anything and United fans couldn't wait to tell you about him.

Related Articles