Moyes lauds Red Devilís new cult-hero Adnan Januzaj
Big things are expected Adnan Januzaj. The young forward has become the latest cult-hero for the Red Devils and is on the fast-track to becoming the latest sensation to hail from England colors. Manchester United manager David Moyes has revealed that the Football Association has expressed strong interest in Januzaj.
The 18-year-old Belgian-born fired a quick brace to help Manchester United out of a cruch situation in a 2-1 victory over Sunderland on Saturday. Ever since, Januzaj has become the latest favorite son of the Old Trafford. Meanwhile, Moyes insists he sees Januzaj become a great player in the future.
The Old Trafford boss told reporters that he wanted to give Januzaj his debut around three to four week ago, but settling down made such a task difficult. Moyes further said that he handed Manchester United star (former Everton player) his debut at the age of 16. Ross Barkley’s career reveals a similar story.
Moyes believes Manchester United is the club every young player currently wants to play for. The Scotsman claims a great young generation of players like Januzaj were impressing club officials in the Youth Academy every day.
“I would have started him three or four weeks ago, but for different reasons I just didn't quite get it in the way I wanted it to go or he would have played before now -- he's been that good,” Moyes said. “I gave Wayne [Rooney] his debut at 16, I gave Ross [Barkley] his debut at 16, I've given a few debuts but Adnan is certainly up there with all those boys. He's older, he's 18, but he's still very young now for a Premier League player if you look at the ages of the boys who normally come into the teams these days.
“I would have to say today, the boy's performance, it wasn't just his goals, it was his passing, his control, his movement, he's a very, very good player, but we'll do everything we can to keep his feet on the ground.
“We played him in the reserves at Bolton last Monday and it's what we do at the club. He's a very humble boy, he works hard, so we'll do everything we possibly can to keep a level on it, but we know we've got a really exciting talent.”
Moyes believes Manchester United has done a splendid job at bringing up new talents and breeding players; and it is because of such attributes that the Red Devils have become an attractive club in the eyes of young talented players.
“I think all young boys want to play for Manchester United. I don't think there's a better place for them to have the work, the coaching,” Moyes said. “A club that promotes young players and I'd like to say a manager that promotes young players. If I was the dad of a young boy who was good enough, I'd be saying I think there's a good chance of getting into the Manchester United team. They push you forward, they promote their young players, and that's part of my remit. I was more than happy to play Adnan today.”