Januzaj with his former United team-mates before a pre-season game in China
“We have known each other from a young age. We grew up at United together, we’ve gone through a lot of things.
“So having him in front of me – it’s good that we don’t play in the same position!
“I don’t think we will have much contact between each other, but obviously for my part I want to win that game.”
In-form Sociedad are fifth in La Liga but head into the tie as underdogs, with United the bookmakers’ favourites to win the competition let alone progress from this last-32 tie.
“If we beat United, then I think we have a bigger chance – the biggest chance to win the Europa League,” Januzaj added.
“For me, United right now – the United of today – is the toughest opponent in the Europa League that you could get.
“We know we can make everything happen in this Europa League campaign and we have a lot of things to show people.”
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