Manchester United's 18-year-old youngster Adnan Januzaj has cemented his place on the first-team at Old Trafford, following a successive run of exceptional performances from the Belgian.

Januzaj came off the bench in Manchester United's recent 3-2 victory over Stoke City at the Theatre of the Dreams where he undoubtedly influenced the Reds Devils' comeback performance, after falling behind twice to Mark Hughes' Stoke.

Peter Crouch opened the scoring just after four minutes on the clock, after defender Jonny Evans' clearance hit the former England international and flew into the back of the net.

Manchester United striker Robin van Persie found the back of the net past Asmir Begovic and put the teams back on level terms on 43 minutes, before summer signing Marko Arnautovic restored Stoke's lead two minutes later.

Two late second half goals from strikers Wayne Rooney and Javier Hernandez found Moyes' men the lead at the 80 minute mark, each scoring a sublime header. Noticeably after Januzaj entered the pitch, United found the tempo and momentum which enabled the Red Devils' to find their form.

The Belgian had faced difficulties with both club and country, before penning a new five-year contract with the Premier League champions which put an end to speculation involving the the starlet leaving the club.

Januzaj is eligible to play for various countries, including his country of birth Belgium, as well as England, where he will only be able to play for the national team in five years time.

The 18-year-old opened his United goalscoring account three weeks ago during United's 2-1 away victory to Sunderland, netting both goals on that Saturday evening.

Januzaj could prove to be a game changer in United's upcoming fixtures and could potentially make an impact on the big occasions, if United were to continue making progress with the youngster's development.

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