“A coach is like a teacher, that’s what I missed the most. It wasn’t only to me but also to other young players.
“To Memphis [Depay] also, he’s a great player and you can see he’s making a difference with Lyon in France.
“As young players we just had to sit there and wait for our opportunity to play for 10 or 15 minutes. Okay, we can show a glimpse of our quality but you cannot show how good you are.”
Van Gaal has now hit back at Januzaj’s comments in an email sent to The Athletic.