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Adnan Januzaj to play for Belgium

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The wait is over. Adnan Januzaj has chosen to play for Belgium.

The Manchester United teenager has reportedly decided to play his international football for the extremely talented Belgian national team, and head coach Marc Wilmots tweeted the news early Wednesday afternoon, clearly ecstatic to secure the services of such a promising young talent.

Januzaj, who was born in Brussels, Belgium, could have potentially declared to play for Albania through his ethnic heritage, Turkey through his grandparents lineage, and the Serbian national team due to a dispute over the birthplace of his parents.

There was a dispute over wether or not he could feature for England at the international level because of his extended training and time spent in the country at the youth level, but these reports were quashed almost as quickly as they surfaced.

Januzaj follows other Premier League stars like Eden Hazard, Vincent Kompany and Kevin Mirallas to feature for the Belgian national team, one of the more potentially exciting sides ahead of the World Cup in Brazil this summer.

Wether or not Januzaj will find his way onto Wilmot's 18-man roster for the World Cup remains to be seen, but I wouldn't be surprised if he was handed a plane ticket after the final round of cuts. The 19-year-old winger has featured in 33 matches for Manchester United in all competitions this season, recording four goals and four assists in all appearances.

United faithful will be thrilled that the apparent heir to the coveted "#7 shirt" at Old Trafford has chosen to play for an up-and-coming program where he can find top-notch instruction as well as developing his skills and playing style around a crop of budding Premier League talent like Eden Hazard and Kevin Mirallas.

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