Manchester United starlet 'shocked' at debut

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Manchester United starlet Adnan Januzaj admits he felt 'shocked' to be granted his Premier League debut for the champions during the defeat of newly-promoted Crystal Palace on Saturday.

The 18-year-old, who impressed immensely during pre-season, entered into proceedings at the weekend as a replacement for Ashley Young after 67 minutes, and immediately looked comfortable on his maiden league outing.

Januzaj produced enough at Old Trafford to suggest he will be more consistent feature for David Moyes as the season progresses, and the young midfielder as pledged to 'give everything' when he is called upon again.

“I felt great and shocked because I played for about 25 minutes and that was my first [league] game," Adnan told MUTV.

"I think I did some good things, but it is only my debut so I have to keep doing well on the pitch. I appreciate the very good fans, they gave me a bit of power when I came on the pitch. I am very happy.

“I hoped to get a goal but I tried to do my best for the team and tried to give goals and score goals. I just tried to do my best. Of course, I want more games to play and I hope I will have another chance to play for the first team. If I have the chance then I will give everything for the club.”

Januzaj's first outing in the Premier League ended in a convincing victory for Manchester United, who triumphed 2-0 courtesy of goals from Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney, with the latter included for the first time since injury.

Rooney had been absent since last month after suffering a severe gash to his forehead following a training ground collision with Phil Jones, which resulted in him missing England's recent World Cup qualifiers with Moldova and Ukraine.

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