Rumours of Adnan Januzaj's departure have, apparently, been greatly exaggerated. First he was off to PSG, though the French club claimed that their bid was rebuffed. Then, today, various outlets have been reporting that Everton have been making a play for his services. But there appears to have been no truth in those stories either: according to Sky, their sources at United have "categorically" ruled out any departure for the youngster.
It would be odd timing. Januzaj has, after all, just made his way back into the first-team, starting and impressing against Leicester at the weekend. Speaking after that game, Van Gaal didn't sound like a manager desperate to move the player on:
It is also like Januzaj - I have to compare him with Mata, but in the next press conference you shall ask ‘Why? Why? Why is Mata not playing?' I have to choose and now I choose Januzaj, but I'm very happy you ask about Januzaj and not for Mata! I'm looking every week and every day the players have to show it. I've said that to players, I've said to Falcao, I've said to Mata and I've said to Januzaj. But I'm very pleased that you (the press) are pleased with his performance!
The Everton link may not go away entirely, however. The Manchester Evening News reckon Roberto Martinez might come back in for Januzaj in the summer, with a view to a permanent move.