Adnan Januzaj reveals his two favourite positions

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Manchester United winger Adnan Januzaj admits he must make things happen on the pitch in order to succeed at Old Trafford - and also revealed his two favourite positions.

The Belgium international, who has only been used sporadically by United boss Louis van Gaal this season, says his favourite positions are either on the wing or in the No. 10 role.

Van Gaal has used Januzaj in several roles so far this season - including in central midfield, on the wing, and as a wing-back - but the 20-year-old concedes he must take his chances in whatever position he finds himself deployed.

Januzaj: These are my favourite positions

"My game is all about trying to make things happen," Januzaj revealed in an exclusive interview with United’s official website. "We had the diamond at Cambridge and I played as a left-midfielder," he said. "I feel comfortable there as well. I think I can play well there without a problem.

"My favourite position is as a winger or a No.10. There are a lot of players here and I can play in different roles – it is just a case of taking any opportunities."

Difficult second season

Januzaj burst onto the scene last season and earned praise from fans and pundits alike for his direct style of play and impressive technical ability.

But despite doing enough to earn himself the club’s iconic No. 11 shirt last summer, vacated by the retirement of Ryan Giggs, Januzaj has only made seven Premier League starts for the Red Devils this term - and was even linked with a loan move away from Old Trafford in January.

Januzaj enjoys thrilling fans

United fans love Januzaj because of his willingness to take opposing defenders on - and the youngster admits he enjoys getting the supporters out of their seats with his fancy footwork.

"I'm a dribbler and I like to go past people," he added. "That’s really my game, you know, taking people on and making things happen. Sometimes it’s difficult. Sometimes, you can have a bad day when nothing works but you still must try to make something happen. I am confident. If I get tackled once, I go again and again until I go past them."

Januzaj can become world-class

At times this season it’s seemed that Januzaj has often been a little too eager to impress, leading him to hold on to the ball for a little longer than necessary and sometimes being forced into making the wrong decisions.

But this is a player with the talent and potential to become a genuine star at Old Trafford - and it’s down to Van Gal and his coaching staff to ensure they help Januzaj fulfil his world-class promise with Manchester United.

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