Manchester United manager David Moyes believes Red Devils starlet Adnan Januzaj is ready to make his Champions League debut against Real Sociedad on Tuesday.
Januzaj - despite making eight competitive appearances for the club so far this season - has been unable to represent United in the Champions League, as he was initially registered for the UEFA Youth League.
However the 18-year-old, who was an unused substitute for United's 1-0 win over Real Sociedad, is now eligible to feature in Europe for the senior side and Moyes believes Januzaj is ready to make his European bow.
"He's definitely ready to play [in the Champions League]," said Moyes.
"He's not got a problem. We're trying to bring the boy along at the right pace if we can.
"He's not tired and we've not seen any dips in form just now so I'm sure we'll continue using him and he'll definitely be in and around the squad."
Januzaj has often been used on the left wing but Moyes believes that his long-term position may be as a no.10.
"In time, his best position may be no.10 but, while he's so young, it's easy to introduce him off the left or off the right," added Moyes.
"He's that talented, he can play in several positions and I'm in no hurry to play him as a no.10. I want to keep the reins on him a little bit and keep him disciplined in what he does."
Manchester United travel to Spain later on today before facing Real Sociedad at the Anoeta Stadium on Tuesday night.
The Premier League champions are currently top of Group A, while Real Sociedad are bottom.
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