Manchester United: Have they found the new George Best?

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A new star was fully unveiled to the Manchester United faithful on Saturday lunch-time.

It was not £27.5 million man Marouane Fellaini, but instead 18-year-old Adnan Januzaj as the Belgian-born youngster made his Premier League debut.

And on a date that will be remembered as the day George Best made his Manchester United debut 50 years ago, Januzaj's fine cameo gave the Old Trafford faithful belief that a new star is ready to shine.

Last weekend, with just under a third of the game to go against Crystal Palace, Januzaj replaced Ashley Young on the left-side of midfield.

Within minutes Januzaj was showing his class - he was certainly not taken back by the occasion. He was desperate for the ball and every-time he had it at his feet he looked assured.

Looking comfortable, showing confidence way beyond his age, Januzaj started to create things for the Red Devils.

The youngster brought a new dimension to the side, and Palace couldn't cope. Januzaj was the creator of the free-kick that eventually won the game for United.

His jinking runs, fantastic vision and wonderful touch were just some of the fine attributes he showed against Palace.

In pre-season, Januzaj started to show exactly how good he is. His man-of-the-match performance against Sevilla in Rio Ferdinand's testimonial proved he was ready to make this year his mark this year.

Now, it's far too early to say that he's going to take the world by storm, just like George Best did during his time at United.

However, there are certainly comparisons between the two. Best, without question, was one of the most technically gifted players to have ever walked out in-front of the United faithful.

Best was a player that glided through his opponents with ease - he was at his best when he had the ball at his feet - getting the ball from him was almost impossible at times. Januzaj possesses a similar attribute.

Not since Cristiano Ronaldo's debut at Old Trafford has any youngster impressed so much on their debut.

Januzaj's career has now taken off - he looks ready to show just how good he can be. 

Currently Best's No.7 shirt is spare at Old Trafford - with more performances like his last, Januzaj may well be the man to take claim of that famous shirt.

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