He came into attention after shining in the Manchester United pre-season tour. He impressed with his quick feet and dribbling skills and soon was regarded as the find of the pre-season.
David Moyes wasted little time in handing Adnan Januzaj his first Premier League appearance against Crystal Palace as he came on in the 68th minute to showcase his talent.
In his second appearance and first start for United, Januzaj scored twice away at Sunderland, to claim victory after being one goal down. His second goal caught the eye of many, a thunderous volley into the back of the Sunderland net that gave United the lead and eventually won them the match.
Since then, he has been at the centre of endless debates and discussions over his future at United as his contract expires at the end of this season.
Talks with the management over the extension of the contract have been ongoing for the past few months, but have really been brought into the limelight following his match-winning performance against the bottom placed team in the league.
Manchester United would also be hoping to avoid a repeat of the Paul Pogba saga, that the club are still regretting to this day. They let Pogba leave Old Trafford on a free transfer as they failed to meet this demands and he chose to move on.
The Red Devils are a team that has a rich folklore of wingers, from George Best to Cristiano Ronaldo to the evergreen Ryan Giggs, this is the club where wingers are cherished.
A host of wingers have flourished under the United style of play, that prefers a more wing oriented attack. Another point to be considered is that the current manager, David Moyes is an admirer of young talent and has not hesitated to give youngsters a chance. Wayne Rooney and Ross Barkley both are proven examples of David Moyes’ approach.
Januzaj has shown the promise that he can be one of the best in the world, if given the time and support of the manager, he can be as big a hit as Ronaldo. But that would surely need dedication from the youngster, and he will need to remain injury-free so that his progress is not halted.
If Januzaj decides to leave United for new pastures, he might not be guaranteed first-team football as much as at Old Trafford with Moyes as manager.
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