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Adnan Januzaj Scores 2 Goals for Manchester United

 

Manchester United midfielder Adnan Januzaj is wanted by England, according to Reds boss David Moyes.

goal _70304887_adnajanuzajThe 18-year-old scored twice on his full debut as United came from behind to beat Sunderland 2-1 at the Stadium of Light.

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Januzaj was born in Belgium but has been at Old Trafford since 2011.

Asked if the FA had registered their interest, Moyes replied: “Yes. There is some way he has a chance of qualifying for England through residency.”

United were trailing 1-0 at half-time against Sunderland after midfielder Craig Gardner capitalised on poor defending to give the hosts the lead after five minutes.

But Januzaj inspired a second-half turnaround, scoring a 55th-minute equaliser by sliding in from Patrice Evra’s cross before volleying home the winner six minutes later.

It was an impressive display from the youngster, prompting Moyes to liken his emerging talent to that of Wayne Rooney when the England striker first broke through at Everton in 2002.

“He is a real talent,” added Moyes.

“I gave Wayne Rooney and Ross Barkley their debuts at Everton and he is certainly in their category too.

“He is someone who we think a lot of and I have tried to get him in the team over the last few weeks but for various reasons it did not happen.

“He is a really good player, he can do most things and play in lots of different positions.”

United are currently in discussions with Januzaj over a new long-term contract, with his current deal expiring at the end of the season.

Asked about the latest on those talks, Moyes said: “I think all young boys want to play for Manchester United.

 

“I don’t know a better place to do their work and have the coaching at a club that promotes young players.

 

“If I was the dad of a young player who had the chance to go to Manchester United I would think ‘he could get in the first team because that’s a club that promotes young players.’ And hopefully he would see a manager that promotes young players because that’s part of my remit.”

 

Januzaj’s goalscoring display also eased the pressure on Moyes following successive league defeats by West Bromwich Albionand Manchester City.

 

The win moved United up to ninth in the Premier League, six points behind leaders Liverpool.

 

“I am pleased we have won, but I am not going to get too excited,” said Moyes.

 

“We needed it [the win] but I wasn’t getting too low. I thought it was exciting and I enjoyed it today.”

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