The Belgian winger says he will feel no additional inspiration when facing his previous club in the Europa League.
Real Sociedad wizard Adnan Januzaj has demanded that he’s anticipating his impending reunion with Manchester United, guaranteeing he doesn’t need to demonstrate to anybody how exceptional he is.
Sociedad and United are set to meet in the Europa League knockout stages on Thursday night, with Januzaj due to meet face to face with the club where he started his professional football pursuit.
The Belgian winger called time on his six-year span at Old Trafford in 2017 in the center of an absence of regular minutes however demands he will not be out to get one over on the Red Devils when they meet at Juventus Stadium in Turin.
Januzaj told ESPN in front of the round of 32 first-leg tie: “I don’t have to prove to anyone how good I am, I just have to believe in myself, get my games and be happy.
“I want to go through with my team. I’m really happy to go back there to see the people but once I’m on the pitch there will be no friends.”
Sir Alex Ferguson gave the Belgian his beginning in Manchester before David Moyes gave him a featuring part in the beginning XI, however his fortunes plunged after the Scottish manager was sacked in April 2014.
Januzaj wound up on the edges of the activity under both Louis van Gaal and Jose Mourinho, and ultimately took the choice to join Sociedad to reignite his profession.
“I had Fergie and David Moyes, coaches that were believing in me, but then some others came in and they wanted a bit more experience in the team,” the 26-year-old said of his experience with the Red Devils.
“I was a young boy and when you’re a young boy you have to shut up and do what people tell you to do.”
The ex-United star has contributed 16 goals and 16 assists at Real Sociedad from 109 appearances, pushing the team to become real competitors for a best four completion in La Liga.