United boss tips Januzaj to become an Old Trafford regular

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David Moyes believes Adnan Januzaj has the ability to challenge Manchester United's established stars for a first-team spot.

The 18-year-old starlet, whose brace helped United seal a 2-1 win against Sunderland, has been backed by Moyes to become an Old Trafford regular.

Januzaj, who is in talks with United to extend his deal at the club, has played four games for the Premier League champions since breaking into Moyes' plans at the start of the season.

The attacking midfielder was chosen ahead of Red Devils trio Antonio Valencia, Shinji Kagawa and Danny Welbeck for United's last Premier League match and Moyes believes Januzaj can cope with the pressure of being a United star.

Moyes, speaking ahead of Manchester United's game against Southampton, said on Januzaj: "I don't think anybody plays every week for Manchester United.

"We have enough players to rotate the squad.

"Adnan is 18, does anyone expect him to play every week? Is he good enough?

"The answer is yes."

Januzaj is likely to start against Southampton as he is ineligible to play in Manchester United's midweek Champions League encounter against Real Sociedad on Wednesday.

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