Manchester United's Adnan Januzaj could represent six different countries and his situation has created a major debate in the football world. 

The Manchester United winger, who has been the early-season revelation in England, faces a major dilemma.

The 18-year-old is yet to declare his international allegiance and is able to play for six different countries. 

His family travelled to Kosovo during the Yugoslav civil war and they want the teenager to represent their home country one day.

But one problem that stops Januzaj from playing for Kosovo is that the country is not yet fully recognised by FIFA, while Albania, Serbia and Turkey (through his grandparents) are an option for Januzaij. 

He could also represent Belgium, the country where Januzaj was born, although his family are reported to have rejected overtures from the Belgium FA.

That leaves England, but the winger would have to wait until 2016 to play for England as he joined United in 2011, meaning he has got to wait another five years to become a resident of the UK. 

But my then, with the talent he has got, it will probably be too late.

England manager Roy Hodgson spoke about Januzaij after he grabbed a double for Manchester United in their 2-1 win against Sunderland.

"Yes (he could play for England) down the line if he becomes naturalised or a home-grown product," said Hodgson.

Hodgson's comments sparked a debate in England which was further inflamed by comments from Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere, who said: "The only people who play for England are English people. If you live in England for five years, it doesn't make you English."


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