Moyes reveals FA interest in making Januzaj an England player
Manchester United manager David Moyes has announced that the club’s latest star Adnan Januzaj is a wanted man by the English Football Association. The Old Trafford boss has revealed that the FA wants Januzaj to become a part of the Three Lions.
Januzaj, who helped Manchester United record a 2-1 comeback victory over Sunderland on Saturday, has become the latest cult-hero for the Red Devils. The 18-year-old has the option of playing for four different nations, but a call-up from England means Januzaj will definitely be tempted to test his mettle at the upper echelons of football.
By birth Januzaj is a Belgian. The midfielder began his professional football career with Anderlecht. Apart from being cleared to play for Belgium, Januzaj also has the option to play for Albania and Kosovo because of his parents. However, England is expected to be the youngster’s destination. Januzaj is eligible to play for England since he acquired residency after moving to the country when he was 16 years old.
“I think there is somewhere where he could qualify for England yes,” Moyes said. “I don't know how that it is, I think it's something to do with his residency. I think he's got a choice of countries to play for and he's got probably three or four different countries to play for.
“Obviously he's been called up by Belgium several times and chose not to go at the moment. He's wanted by I think Albania, Croatia, and a few others, he can play for several countries, and England as well.”
Moyes further confirmed that the FA had specially inquired about the availability of Januzaj. Moyes insists he sees Januzaj develop into a great asset for the club and country in the near future. Moyes praised the young versatile forward for firing a quick brace over Sunderland, which helped Manchester United acquire three points on Saturday.
Januzaj hasn’t been a first-team option for Manchester United, but because of his impressive form Moyes will be compelled to consider giving the 18-year-old more opportunities in the first-team.