Adnan Januzaj was signed from Anderlecht two years ago at just 16, with Manchester United reported to have paid a figure of £297,000 for his services.

The 18-year-old right winger took the world by storm after singlehandedly securing victory for a side who struggled to get going initially, and were being frustrated time and again by a resolute Sunderland outfit, who took a first-half lead through Craig Gardner's early goal after sloppy defending by Manchester United.

Pace, trickery, and creativity have been shown by him as he was the star of the show at the Stadium of Light, as the United youngster was also making a first start for the club.

He capped his performance with two outstanding finishes to save his side when all seemed lost.

He continued this form against Southampton, though he did not score, his performance was a positive in what was a disappointing match for players and fans alike.

His sumptuous ball created Robin van Persie's goal and direct running was always a threat. Januzaj almost got himself on the scoresheet with a swerving effort from distance.

Januzaj has shown potential being a creative force, able to pull the strings in an advanced midfield position and carve out openings with dynamic wing-play when finding himself on the flanks.

A beautifully-balanced player, it is obvious to see why he is so highly regarded at Manchester United.

After signing a new five-year contract that will run until June 2018, the player seems set for a long career at Old Trafford and looks likely to inherit the sacred number seven jersey.

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