England are interested in Adnan Januzaj, according to Manchester United boss David Moyes.
Januzaj scored twice on his first Premier League start, with the midfielder sparing further embarrassment on United's already pressured manager Moyes.
Januzaj was born in Belgium, although joined United under Sir Alex Ferguson back in March 2011.
When asked if the Football Association had expressed interest in Januzaj he replied: "Yes. There is some way he has a chance of qualifying for England through residency.
United, meanwhile, fell behind after a defensive lapse let Sunderland's Craig Gardner score just five minutes in.
However two almighty goals in six minutes from Januzaj gave United all three points, turning the match around.
Manager Moyes likened the youngster to that of Wayne Rooney when he first broke through at Everton, and also the now emerging Ross Barkley.
"I gave Wayne Rooney and Ross Barkley their debuts at Everton and he is certainly in their category too," he explained.
"He is someone who we think a lot of and I have tried to get him in the team over the last few weeks but for various reasons it did not happen.
"He is a really good player, he can do most things and play in lots of different positions."
On Match of the Day that night, England boss Roy Hodgson said of Januzaj: "There is no doubt we have our eyes on him, he is a real emerging talent." Although Hodgson said there would have to be 'a lot of discussions'.
United now sit in ninth, just six points behind leaders Liverpool, but will they be able to catch their great rivals.
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