Manchester United manager David Moyes has heaped praise on winger Adnan Januzaj after a brilliant start to his first senior season at the club.
The 18-year-old has been a revelation for the Red Devils this term, bursting onto the scene most notably with a match-winning double against Sunderland.
And, the Scot has revealed that the words of legendary former boss Sir Matt Busby has inspired him to blood more younger players at Old Trafford.
Moyes believes that Januzaj is 'way ahead of schedule' in his progress with the Premier League champions, suggesting he's reached 'another gear' in recent months.
“He [Januzaj] is way ahead of schedule. He is doing brilliantly well. We took him on tour then we had him back at the start of the season, then he just kicked onto another gear. He was going past people on the inside, the outside and all his decision-making at the time was correct," Moyes told a press conference, according to the official Manchester United website.
"He can score with both feet. We just thought this boy had gone on so quickly – he never let us down when he went to Sunderland. He is still learning. We still have to be careful with him."
Sir Alex Ferguson's predecessor also hinted that other youngsters might be getting their chance in the first team, admitting that he's a manager who has always liked to give youth a chance.
“I read the thing Sir Matt Busby said about having to put the boys in and give them a chance, I see it written on the walls around the Academy. I want to be a manager who does give young boys an opportunity. I was like that at Everton and at Preston as well," he added.
"I hope I am able to do that at Manchester United. Adnan has come to the fore and shown us what he is capable of.”
Januzaj has featured 14 times for the Red Devils in all competitions this season, with 10 coming in the top flight and four in Cup competitions.
And, he'll hope to feature again for Manchester United at the weekend when West Ham make the trip to the Theatre of Dreams.
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