Manchester United starlet nominated for top award

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Manchester United winger Adnan Januzaj has been nominated for the BBC's Young Sports Personality of the Year award.

The 18-year-old, who announced himself to the world with two goals on his first Premier League start against Sunderland in October, is considered one of the most talented young players at Old Trafford.

If Januzaj wins the award on 12 December, he will become the first footballer to pick up the accolade since Theo Walcott in 2006. Wayne Rooney is the only other footballer to have won the award since its inaugural year in 1999.

Januzaj finds himself up against Athletes Dina Asher-Smith, Jessica Judd and Isaac Towers, plus swimmers James Guy and Amy Marren.

Golfer Charley Hull, weightlifter Rebekah Tiler, shooter Amber Hill and canoeist Kimberley Woods also make the cut.

Januzaj, who was born in Belgium but is eligible to play for several national teams, has played nine matches in all competitions for the Red Devils this season.

Can he cap a fine 2013 by winning the BBC's coveted Young Sports Personality of the Year award?

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