Vincent Kompany has confirmed he is more than happy to welcome Adnan Januzaj to the Belgium squad for the World Cup.
The 19-year-old broke into the Manchester United first team this season with a brace away to Sunderland on his debut. David Moyes had complete faith in him despite his tender years as did Ryan Giggs when the former was dismissed.
Following his successful breakthrough at Old Trafford, Belgium coach Marc Wilmots named Januzaj in his 23-man squad to go to the World Cup, despite the fact he has no international experience at all.
His inclusion ended months of speculation regarding his international future. Januzaj was eligible to play for a number of countries but eventually chose the place he was born and raised in.
He will now team up with Manchester City captain Kompany to prepare for the tournament, where Belgium are expected to reach the latter stages.
Speaking after Januzaj's selection, Kompany told the Daily Mail: "Everyone is, first of all, happy to be in the selection.
"Then ultimately it is the manager's job to make a decision and I think we are all quite happy just to leave it to the manager and trust him for the decisions he makes.
"We have great players in the team so hopefully for the World Cup we will have a great performance as well.
When asked how the more experience players reacted to Januzaj's inclusion, the Manchester City star was unequivocal in his response.
"We are just always happy to welcome new players, always," he declared.
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