Adnan Januzaj scores first goal for Sunderland

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Adnan Januzaj's loan move to Sunderland has been conceived by some as the Manchester United ace's last chance to revive his stuttering career.

It was under David Moyes that Januzaj shot onto the scene at Old Trafford in 2013 but he has failed to replicate that form ever since and some supporters are beginning to run out of patience with the 21-year-old.

A failed loan stint at Borussia Dortmund last season didn't help his cause but he has been given another chance to show what he can do in the north-east and the hope is Januzaj will be able to rediscover some form working with Moyes once again.

Despite showing brief glimpses of promise, the attacking midfielder struggled to make much of an impact in the Black Cats' first two Premier League matches.

However, Moyes stuck by the United loanee for Sunderland's League Cup tie against Shrewsbury on Wednesday and was rewarded for his faith.

Januzaj was able to open his account for his new team with a blistering strike from 25 yards out.

The Belgian international punished Shrewsbury's defenders for standing off and letting him turn by blasting home the winning goal in the 83rd minute.

Although it was against a side currently 20th in League One, that goal should give Januzaj the confidence to kick on and thrive at the Stadium of Light.

He should enjoy being the main man in Moyes' team and as he continues to get back into the rhythm of playing 90 minutes every week, Januzaj will only improve from here on out.

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