Manchester United teenager should play for England - Hurst

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Manchester United teenager Adnan Januzaj should be welcomed into the England team given the apparent death in talent emerging in the country, according to World Cup winner Sir Geoff Hurst.

Januzaj has become one of the most sought after young players in Europe, with the 18-year-old eligible to represent a number of teams at international level and, as of yet, not revealing his allegiance.

The Manchester United midfielder would be able to be naturalised by England after spending five years living there, and national team manager Roy Hodgson has confirmed that the Football Association are monitoring his situation.

And Hurst has backed the FA to include Januzaj were the opportunity to arise, claiming it would be foolish to pass up on the chance to pick a player as talented as the future Manchester United star.

"Those two goals he scored the other day - we want as many players playing like that [as we can], as we also saw with the lad [Ravel] Morrison at West Ham who scored a fantastic goal [on Sunday]," the World Cup final hat-trick scorer told Absolute Radio.

"We are quite clearly not developing enough English-born talented potential world class players. That's got to change if we're going to be a force to be reckoned with.

"The couple of players we've seen over the weekend - if we can get them in the squad and play for England, and one or two more, it bodes very well for the future in the next two years."

Arsenal and England midfielder Jack Wilshere, however, does not agree with this assertion from Hurst, with they player claiming only those born in country should be able to represent the national side.

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