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Adnan Januzaj must be handed Manchester United No.11 shirt

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It has been well documented that Manchester United endured a nightmare season under David Moyes last term. The Theatre of Dreams quickly became the Theatre of Nightmares for fans of the Red Devils. However, in a season to forget, there was one shining light...his name: Adnan Januzaj.

The winger, who looks set to star for Belgium at this summer's World Cup, burst onto the scene with a quite incredible full debut against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light on October 5, 2013. 

A six minute brace, in a game that Manchester United were losing, quickly proved there was something special about the teenager. His individual performance turned defeat into victory for Moyes and Co. that day last year.

And now, as United enter another new era, this time under Louis van Gaal, the club must make sure Januzaj is in the best shape possible to progress and become the star he's meant to be.

Moyes struggled with a number of things throughout his Old Trafford career, but he must be commended for his handling of the teenager. He gave him opportunities to shine, but didn't overuse him and he also tied him down to a long term deal. 

Now, it's crucial Van Gaal takes over and turns Januzaj into one of the leading players in the division. Well, perhaps the Dutch coach can sit back and let someone else do his work. His right hand man at the Theatre of Dreams will be former temporary manager and club legend Ryan Giggs. 

The once Welsh wizard knows exactly what it takes to become a superstar at one of the biggest clubs in world football. His role now, however, is to help the players at Old Trafford, and he can play an instrumental role in Januzaj's progression. 

Giggs played the youngster in his final game in charge of a four match spell last season, and unsurprisingly Januzaj didn't disappoint when called upon. The teenager certainly has the ability to follow in the footsteps of his mentor.

The No.11 shirt will also suit Januzaj, and surely Giggs will give his blessing. Some have called upon the starlet to takeover the famous No.7 shirt at Manchester United, but the No.11 is the one that really suits him.

Like Giggs, Januzaj seems to have his feet on the floor, and is seemingly determined to reach the top. His style, his love for the game and all round ability are so very apparent, and he can become a major force for Manchester United. 

Van Gaal will have many ideas of his own, but a wise move may well be letting Giggs free on Januzaj, meaning he can watch him blossom over the coming years. 

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