Manchester United coach endorses Januzaj for England

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Manchester United teenager Adnan Januzaj remains internationally unattached as numerous nations vie to convince the midfielder that he should pledge his allegiance to them.

The 18-year-old is eligible to represent Belgium by birth, but also Albania, Kosovo, Serbia and Turkey via his parents, and could qualify to play for England by residency once he has spent five years in the country.

Januzaj's potential availability for England has sparked much debate around the issue of naturalising players, with Arsenal star Jack Wilshere an outspoken critic at the prospect of a player born outside of the country become an international representative.

There are many, of course, who would welcome Januzaj into the England team given the special talents of the Manchester United youngster, and he has now been endorsed by David Moyes' No.2.

Januzaj has been preparing alongside his teammates for Manchester United's encounter with Real Sociedad in the Champions League this week, and his performance in training on Tuesday led to special praise from Steve Round.

The club's assistant manager, reports the Daily Mail, was heard to shout "that's why he can play for England" after Januzaj performed a particularly outrageous piece of skill on the practice pitches.

Januzaj, meanwhile, could make his European debut in the meeting with Sociedad at Old Trafford on Wednesday.

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