Adnan Januzaj reveals his three footballing idols

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Manchester United's teenage sensation Adnan Januzaj has revealed that he loved watching the likes of Zinedine Zidane, Juan Roman Riquelme and Kaka when he was growing up. 

The youngster, who spoke to United Uncovered, has been a revelation for the Red Devils in a troubled season. 

And Januzaj has also revealed that he enjoyed watching right-footed stars such as ex-Manchester United wingers David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo.  

As reported by, Januzaj said: "As a kid I always watched the big players and big names and I loved watching Zinedine Zidane, Juan Roman Riquelme and Kaka. It's difficult singling out one player but I looked at those three in particular and liked the way they played. I was a bit young when Zidane helped France win the World Cup in 1998 but I watched him in quite a few games later in his career.

"When I was young, I loved football so much and I really enjoyed just watching players. If somebody like Ronaldinho was playing, for instance, everyone wants to see his qualities and knows he can do anything with the ball. And I never just focused on left-footed players because there are some great right-footers as well - Cristiano Ronaldo and David Beckham for example. I am surrounded by lots of great players here at United and I am learning every day."

David Moyes' side have been struggling in this campaign, but Januzaj's performances have helped lift the mood around the Theatre of Dreams.

Januzaj will be hoping to play his part as the Red Devils look to climb the Premier League table in the coming months. The 19-year-old will also be hoping to star in Manchester United's Champions League Round of 16 second leg with Olympiacos in a couple of weeks time. 

United will have to come back from a 2-0 deficit and Januzaj will be hoping to feature, having been left out of the squad in the first fixture. 

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