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Manchester United: Adnan Januzaj could be the real deal

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Few can disagree that Adnan Januzaj was particularly impressive during Manchester United's pre-season camp.

Under David Moyes, this Belgian starlet may be granted a chance to shine for United, just as Moyes did with Wayne Rooney at Everton.

With probable first-team opportunities, will Januzaj prove that he is the real deal?

Ever since he joined Manchester United's youth set-up in 2011, Januzaj has been one of Manchester United's hottest prospects.

His speed, ball control, vision and passing abilities have certainly impressed the coaches at Manchester United, as well as Moyes.

Towards the end of last season, due to fantastic performances in the competition, Januzaj picked up the 'Adidas Golden Ball' award at the 75th edition of FIFA Youth Cup held in Zurich, Switzerland. 

His performances in the Barclays Under-21 Premier League were essential to United's memorable campaign and stunning performances.

He received praise from the media and, more importantly, Sir Alex Ferguson.

Januzaj has been a fundamental screw for Manchester United's Under-21 machine for a couple of years now - it looks as though he has proven that he's ready to make the leap to the first-team.

Along with Wilfried Zaha and Jesse Lingard, Januzaj definitely brought some life to Manchester United's pre-season camp.

Whenever he received the ball, he wanted to beat defenders and lay it off for one of his teammates, or put the ball into the back of the net.

He won multiple man-of-the-match awards during United's tour, attracting interest from Juventus. But it looks as though the Albanian-born teenager looks set to sign a new contract with the Red Devils, much to the joy of Manchester United fans.

Moyes has already spoken of Januzaj in glowing terms, giving the Belgian starlet a reason to be optimistic ahead of United's new domestic and European season.

Moyes enjoys giving young talent opportunities to shine, meaning Januzaj may be given some game time this season.

Will Manchester United's new no. 44 impress for the first-team this season? If his performances during pre-season and for the Under-21s are anything to go by, the Albanian-born, Belgian-raised youngster could very well be the real deal.

Check out Januzaj's individual highlights from Rio Ferdinand's testimonial match below - with thanks to 101greatgoals for providing the video.

 

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