Adnan Januzaj Manchester United
Can Adnan Januzaj be a key player for Manchester United in the second half of the season?Reuters

Belgium international Adnan Januzaj has returned to Manchester United after the Red Devils themselves reportedly asked Borussia Dortmund to cut short his season-long loan deal.

The highly-rated winger was sent to the Bundesliga outfit at the end of August last year on a season-long loan, but Red Devils, as reported by BBC, are not satisfied with the number of games Januzaj featured in as a Dortmund player.

The 20-year-old made just three starts in a total of 12 appearances -- six Bundesliga appearances and five Europa League appearances -- with the German giants in the first half of the season. Januzaj never really looked to be a vital part of Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel's plans.

However, now that he is back to his old club, will there be some favourable luck for both the player and the Premier League side in the second half of the season? Only time will tell.

Januzaj is not expected to feature in Saturday's FA Cup third round encounter for United against Sheffield United at the Theatre of Dreams. The German league went on a winter break, and the Belgian's match fitness remains a concern.

The player rose from the United ranks and made it to the first team in August 2013; also making his  competitive debut with the senior Manchester United team in the Community Shield match against Wigan Athletic. Red Devils won the game 2-0.

Januzaj has played under Sir Alex Ferguson, David Moyes, as well as Louis van Gaal. He has appeared in two Premier League games this season for United in August, and also scored for the Red Devils in an EPL game against Aston Villa on 14 August. His current contract at Old Trafford is until the summer of 2018.